Cornwall, Ontario — The Seekers Choice Awards, which were held on June 28th, raised a whopping $1500 for the Children’s Aid Society. Thanks to the proceeds of this event, 3 more children will be able to attend summer camp.
The yearly event, which was put in place to honour small business owners and artists in the community, also doubles as a fundraiser for various organizations. “Every year, we select a cause that is dear to us”, said co-owner and event organizer Julia Lucio. “The amount raised is increasing each time. We went from $300 to $1000 last year, and $1500 this year. The true heroes are all the wonderful sponsors who get behind us and help raise the money. Without them, this donation would not be possible. We are hoping the event will grow bigger and better every year and will become one of the main fundraisers to attend. One not to be missed.”
The Seeker is a community orientated newspaper, locally owned and operated, heavily invested in the area. They sponsor events such as Lift-Off, Ribfest and Winterfest.