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November 26, 2015: TP at the CT on December 5; Providing essentials for the holidays.

November 26, 2015: TP at the Carleton Tavern on December 5;
Providing essentials for the holidays.

By Lorrie Marlow, HEDC – TP Committee.

Have you ever experienced the horror of attending a party where chili was served and the host ran out of toilet paper? During a particularly anxious moment in a porta-potty, I decided to make it my regular contribution to the Parkdale Food Center. The Parkdale Food Center distributes 2 rolls of toilet paper per person in its food hampers. How awful to have to ration toilet paper! Hintonburg has wonderful people who donate food regularly, but we do not often think about toilet paper. A donation of toilet paper isn’t sexy but it’s always needed and much appreciated.

On Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Carleton Tavern, a fun band called the Gruff Sisters Kitchen Party will partner with the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee (HEDC) and Parkdale Food Center (PFC) to host a “Toilet Paper Drive”.

The Gruff Sisters who are: Reg Carkner, Sue Moffatt and Daniel Blackwell, perform at the Carleton from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and encourage their fans to bring a package of toilet paper to the gig. This event has been happening for 5 years and at the end of event, we have a pile of packages of toilet paper which makes for great photos and lots of laughs. The toilet humor throughout the evening is hilarious.
Also to raise funds for the PFC, HEDC volunteers sell raffle tickets for gift baskets containing prizes donated by local businesses and beer companies. A 50/50 draw is also conducted and is very popular with fans of Gruff Sisters making for a generous pot to split.

So if you have ever had a similar toilet paper anxiety, want to contribute toilet paper to the Parkdale Food Center, like to win stuff and want to dance all night, this is the event for you.
Mark it on your calendar, pick up an extra package of TP at Costco, Giant Tiger Express, or Rexall Drugs when on sale and bring it to the Carleton Tavern on December 5. The wonderful folks at the Carleton will also accept it earlier if you can’t make the party on December 5. If you would like to make Santa’s nice list and would like to donate raffle items, please email me at: lorriemarlow@yahoo.ca .

woman in front of stacks of single roll toilet paper packages.

Stacked and Ready.


Photo Caption: Lorrie Marlow of the HEDC poses with a stack of essentials at last year’s TP drive at the Carleton Tavern. This year’s event takes place on December 5. All are welcome and invited to bring a little something extra. Photo by Alma Wilson.

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