Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 à 2:00pm
Enjoy the Vankleek Hill Jamboree Saturday
Pull up a chair Saturday afternoon and enjoy good music for a good cause at the Vankleek Hill Jamboree.
“It’s a good time for everyone,” said Richard Charest, one of the organizers and cofounders of the annual musical fundraiser.
The Jamboree marks its eighth year July 6 as part of the local summer festival scene, and more than a decade now as a regular source of assistance for the Vankleek Hill Food Bank. The Windsor Tavern on Main Street has long been the venue for the Jamboree, which features local musicians and bands like Celtic Flare (see photo), 50 Proof, and other popular performers.
Charest recalled the Jamboree’s early beginning and how it has grown in both popularity and profitability for the food bank.
“When we started, we would raise maybe $500 or $700, and we were happy about that,” he said. “Now we raise thousands of dollars.”
Last year’s event finished with more than $8000 to support the food bank during the summer season when there is still a large demand from people who need a little help sometimes to make ends meet.
The music kicks off Saturday, 2 p.m., in the parking lot area behind the Windsor Tavern and continues until 11 p.m. After that the bands move inside for a little jam session until closing time.