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The 4th Annual Rodding for Reading Event

On Saturday July 5th, we at the Literacy Group welcomed and were welcomed to the Southworks Outlet Mall for our Annual Rodding for Reading Car Show fundraiser. A truly beautiful day saw a record 160 classic cars and motorcycles take over the parking lot of Southworks, helping us to raise $8500 which will help us provide much needed training and program supports.

We’d especially like to thank the following people for supporting us again this year:

·         Laura Cornell of Investor’s Group, our Gold sponsor.

·         NAPA Auto Parts, our Silver sponsor.

·          Ali’s Bar and Grill who’s team supplied us with and cooked us such tasty barbeque lunches.

·          Southworks Outlet Mall, our gallant host.

Thank you also to all those who donated to our event including;

  • Southworks, who donated 2- $300 Gift Certificates and door prizes.
  • Gale Wardle of Appletree Historic Bed & Breakfast,  who gave a 2 night stay for 2, for our raffle.
  • John and Dianna Smellie, who donated a pair of pre-season leafs tickets for the auction.
  • Jay Koka,  who donated his original signed & framed piece “Clean up” for our raffle.
  • NAPA Auto Parts, who donated a Keurig and Camera for our auction, as well as door prizes.
  • Thrive Studios, who donated original oil paintings & “Flash” prints.
  • Frito Lay, who donated bags of their delicious potato chips. We couldn’t eat just one!
  • Permatex, who donated a pair of work stools and goody basket for the auction.
  • 654 Signs, who donated their time to create our fantastic event poster.
  • Lumber Liquidators, who donated dozens of cases of water to make sure we stayed hydrated
  • Grocery stores, who gave gift cards to help us buy drinks and BBQ supplies.

A huge thank you also goes to our partners in crime…er… fundraising, The Lead Kings, without whose tireless efforts the show would not have been possible. Also a big shout out to Southworks Outlet Mall for hosting our rowdy crew of awesomeness, especially Sharlene Erasmus for helping us pull it all together and of course John Wright for his support, vision and trust in allowing us to use his beautiful space Lastly, but not least, we want to thank our troupe of tireless volunteers. Thank you all for your help and support in making this event such a success.

Congratulations to our Raffle winners:

  • Trina Densmore, Grand Prize, Samsung 46” Flat Screen TV
  • Stew Campbell, 1st Runner up, Hot Air Balloon Trip for 2
  • Tony Lewis, 2nd Runner up, 2 Nights for 2 at B&B in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  •  Mike Thomson, 3rd Runner up, 24”x18” ‘Clean up’ Framed & Signed Print
  • Larry Brokenshire, 4th Runner up, $300 Southworks Gift Certificate

It was a fantastic day, and an awesome turnout! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

 Look for us in the August Edition of Snap’d. For photos, visit our gallery

The 15th Annual General Meeting

For more information about the celebration and award winners, please follow this link 2013-2014 Annual Report. For the complete AGM note, please click here.

Thank you again to everyone who makes our work at TLG possible!