9th Annual Bid for Kids Sake raises $35,500

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area held its 9th Annual Bid for Kids Sake Charity Auction and Battle of the Hors D’Oeuvres in Tillsonburg on Friday, Nov 22.

With more than 250 people in attendance, community members, sponsors and volunteers have made a huge impact in the lives of families in their community raising over $35,500 to benefit families and youth in the Ingersoll and Tillsonburg area supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“It was a great evening, lots of fun had by all who attended,” said executive director Deb Landon in a media release.

After reviewing feedback from participants, she said everyone really enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful evening.

The live and silent auction were key to the evening's fundraising efforts. Items sold in the auctions accounted for nearly two-thirds of the funds raised.

"This would not be possible without such generous donors and it is also a great reflection of the people who come out to the event.

"The remaining one-third was derived from our sponsors. This year’s sponsors really stepped up and supported their own community donating funds to the event supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters."

BATTLE OF THE HORS D'OEUVRES

This year's Battle of the Hors D'Oeuvres contestants were a mix of returning and new restaurants and caterers.

Participants included: JP’s Barbeque & Catering, Indigo Cafe and Eatery, Kelsey’s Tillsonburg, Elm Hurst Inn & Country Spa, Ingersoll Golf Club, Chrissy’s Catering and The Thirsty Golfer.

In the People’s Choice category, The Thirsty Golfer was the winner. JP's Barbecue and Catering was second, and Indigo Cafe and Eatery third.

Ingersoll Golf Club won the Critic's Choice Award, selected by a group of four judges. Second place went to Chrissy's Catering, and third to The Thirsty Golfer.

"We are very excited for this year’s winners, but we also wish to acknowledge the hard work each of our participants put into their submissions," said Landon. "All were well received."

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