Volunteering at Bingos is a very important role club members can play. For many years now Club volunteers have managed and developed our participation in the Bingos. They take place in Cobourg twice a month, and now the venue is smoke free. Revenue from this activity is a significant part of the Club’s funding.
As helper, you may work the counter as people come to buy their cards, monitor the floor confirming wins as players cry “BINGO”, tidy the tables of used cards as games end, work the fast games played on “shutter boards”, or you may do some of each role during an evening.
It’s fun, it’s easy, give it a try.
Danielle Gagnon 705-740-5517
Cobourg Bingo Hall - Division Street
The Donnybrook started in 1958 and has developed into the most anticipated social event of the year. It is Northumberland County’s largest Reduce, Recycle and Reuse event. In 1998 the Club received an Ontario Recycling Award for this event.
In June, Warkworth and Percy Township come alive with people cleaning out basements, garages, barns and homes. Items that would be useful to others are placed at the curb for donation to the club. Teams of volunteers come with their trucks on the Thursday before the third Saturday to pick up the donations, which are then taken to the Percy Arena and Community Centre. In the arena, club members sort and set up thousands of items in order to get ready for the sale.
On Saturday the parking lot is full. At 4 pm, the sale of clothing, toys and books begins. The arena doors open for viewing at 6:30 pm. At 7 pm up to nine auctioneers who volunteer their services, and their Service Club helpers, begin selling off the “treasures” , antiques, collectibles, furniture, household good, appliances and hardware.
On Sunday, club members clean up.
It’s a lot of work but also a lot of fun and very rewarding. It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.
Sonny Lennon (705) 924-1877
Percy Arena and Community Centre
The third Saturday of June.
The Warkworth Community Service Club’s Annual Golf Tournament
Date: Sunday October 2nd, 2022
Our annual golf tournament takes place at Salt Creek Golf Links, a beautiful executive course in the Northumberland Hills. All proceeds from the golf tournament go directly towards upkeep and improvements to the Warkworth Community Medical Centre. Many businesses in the Warkworth and Campbellford areas contribute prizes and sponsorships to this important community event, in particular Salt Creek Golf Links, which donates all green fees.
Danielle Gagnon (705) 740-5517
Salt Creek Golf Links,
353 Norham Road,
The club sells lottery tickets every year for $100 each; a total of 250 tickets are printed. At each of our ten general meetings during the year, a draw is made for one $1,000 winner, one $200 winner and a $100 winner. The numbers go back into the drum so one ticket could win more than once. There are no meetings held in July and August.
Each year, the proceeds from this lottery are ear-marked for a special project. We have funded musical instruments for the local school, established walking trails, constructed a path into the pavilion and made donations for medical equipment at Campbellford Memorial Hospital. ( Fund presentation photo from 2015: CMH donation ).
All club members are encouraged to purchase tickets and to sell them.
Marg Newman 705-924-3399
St. Paul’s United Church, Gathering Room, Warkworth, ON
Maple Syrup Festival Breakfast
Annually, the little town of Warkworth celebrates the flowing of the sap and the making of maple syrup. The main centre for the celebration is Sandy Flat Sugar Bush, owned and operated by Chris and Robin Clark. Since 1987, visitors from Southern Ontario and the US come to join in the fun. It has expanded to include an artisan show and sale. The Service Club is a critical part of the success of the Festival. Club members work at the sugar bush cooking and serving thousands of pancakes and sausages and selling tickets for fund-raising. Pancakes are served from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from this event range from $4,000 to $8,000 annually, depending on the weather. The cook hut, where the Service Club members work their culinary magic, was built by and is maintained by the club. The proceeds from the sale of these meals go to community projects.
Sandy Flat Sugar Bush,
500 Concession Rd. 3 West,
Phone (705) 924-2057
It is usually on the second full weekend of March.