Fundraising

Warkworth Community Service Club

Service With Hand and
Heart since 1947

Bingo

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.

Contact

Danielle Gagnon 705-740-5517

Location

Cobourg Bingo Hall - Division Street

Donnybrook

Donnybrook

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.

The Donnybrook is usually held in June but in 2023 it must take place in September due to major construction at the arena.  Warkworth and Percy Township come alive in the days leading up to the Donnybrook with people cleaning out basements, garages, barns and homes. Items that would be useful to others are gathered together and delivered to the Percy Township (Warkworth) Arena and Community Centre.

Deliveries of donations to the club may be dropped off at the back door of the arena on Wednesday September 13th, Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Club members sort and set up thousands of items in the arena in order to get ready for the auction.  For those who cannot deliver their donations themselves special pick-up arrangements can be made by calling 705-924-3821.

The parking lot is full on the day of the Donnybrook.  At 4:30 pm, the sale of clothing ($10 a bag), as well as toys, books and games ($10 a box) begins in the Red Barn and Cow Palace. The arena doors open for viewing at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. up to nine auctioneers, who volunteer their services, begin selling off the “treasures” that include antiques, collectibles, furniture, household goods, small appliances and hardware.  The auctioneers are assisted by Service Club members.

Club members return to the arena on Sunday to clean up.

It is a lot of work but also a lot of fun and very rewarding. It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.

Contact Sonny Lennon (705) 924-1877 or

Doug Harpur (705) 632-1484

Location:  Percy Township Arena (Warkworth) and Community Centre

Date:  September 16, 2023 (the third Saturday of Septermber).

 

Golf Tournament

The Warkworth Community Service Club’s Annual Golf Tournament

Date: TBA

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.

Contact

Danielle Gagnon (705) 740-5517

Location

Salt Creek Golf Links,

353 Norham Road,

Warkworth, ON

www.saltcreekgolflinks.com

Lotteries

The club sells lottery tickets every year for $100 each; a total of 250 tickets are printed. Starting in January at our general meetings until June, 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.

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 ) This year the proceeds will goto the CMHF and The Bridge Hospice.

All club members are encouraged to purchase tickets and to sell them.

Contact

Tom Cunningham  705-924-1692

Location

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.

Contact

TBA

Location

Sandy Flat Sugar Bush,
500 Concession Rd. 3 West,
Warkworth, ON

Phone (705) 924-2057
www.warkworthmaplesyrupfestival.ca
It is usually on the second full weekend of March.