Cornwall Ontario – Supporting the Agapè Centre has never been more tasty! A The local chip stand icon, Séguin Patate, is celebrating 60 years of fries with some special deals on Sunday August 21 from 11am to 6pm.
Owner Mike Allaire will give away 60 t-shirts to lucky customers at the top of every hour.
And there will be a hint of nostalgia: Séguin Patate will bring back the 25¢ fry cone for the day.
Allaire remembers the old days of summer with Séguin Patate chip trucks ringing their bells up and down the streets of Cornwall. He hopes the fry cone will bring people back to the delight of sucking up every last drop of vinegar out the bottom of the cone (once the fries were devoured of course).
All proceeds from the following celebration specials will be donated to the Agapè Centre:
-Mini donuts, $2/dozen
-$2 Hot dog and drink combo
-25¢ fry cone
-60¢ ice cream cup
“Cornwall’s been my hometown for 53 years. I’ve got a pretty good business going,” said Allaire. “I’m feeding a lot of people here, but a lot of people are going hungry. So I’m giving back from what I have.”
It’s not the first time Allaire has supported the Agapè Centre. He hosted free hot dog days for the charity last year which raised over $800, and he dropped off a generous truck load of food at Corus Feeds Kids stuff the bus event this past June.
“We’re really grateful for the support Mike has given over the years,” said Kendra Smith, the nonprofit’s fund development and communications officer. “Third party fundraisers like this are a huge help to keeping our shelves stocked with good food – especially during summer months.”
Allaire partnered with other local businesses to help with the event.
“The food cupboard is in much need. I thought this was great idea,” said Bob Stevenson, Store Manager of Wholesale Club.
Wholesale Club is supplying drinks, ice cream and volunteers to help serve up the grub – and even helped with the planning.
“Agapè is an integral part of Cornwall and Séguin Patate is an integral part of Cornwall. The Wholesale Club is affiliated with both parties and we just wanted to do our part in celebrating the 60th anniversary and letting Agapè benefit from Mike’s goodness,” said Yvon Larocque, Assistant Store Manager of Wholesale Club. “We’ve all been affiliated with Agapè at some point and to some degree. It’s just a win-win.”
Allaire thanks Cardinal Meats for supplying the hot dogs and Betty Bread for donating the buns.
Séguin Patate is located at 921 Marlborough Street North.
To learn more about the Agapè Centre visit their website.