submitted by Marjorie Cassidy
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]This is a story about people helping people who live in Peru, eight hours away by plane. The helpers live in a small village outside of Ottawa called Richmond and attend St Philips Catholic Church.
One hundred and eighty people attended an event to raise money. The people were fed a spaghetti dinner, enjoyed live entertainment and were able to put tickets onto their favourite items they were bidding for.
Live music was provided by Natalie Wright, Celine and Danielle Masson and Adam and Michael McSheffrey. The entertainers sang inspiring music pertaining to helping those in need.
The Peru Fundraiser was truly a family event. The raffle prizes were for all ages. There were gift certificates to restaurants, a Golf Town Certificate, rounds of golf from Centennial Golf Course, bottles of wine, food basket by the Richmond Independent Grocery Store, a camera, childrens LEGO as well as gift certificates to Toys R Us.
To put on such an event many people worked together. Ticket sellers, prize collectors, decorators, food makers, food servers, musicians, dish washers and cleanup crews. Most important are the people who came! We made close to $4,000 and Father Bob and the Missionaries took these monies to Peru so children could attend camp.