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NEWS RELEASE              For release July 27, 2007


Sat. Aug. 4, 10 am-2pm, by the Town Hall in Southampton. Bacon Burger BBQ. A fundraiser for the Southampton 150th Anniversary celebrations. Historical calendars for sale. Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043.


A year to go before Southampton's 150th anniversary celebrations

Southampton, Ont., July 27, 2007 -- With just a year to go before Southampton's 150th anniversary celebrations, the volunteers are warming up the grill for the big fundraising BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 4.

The King of the Back Bacon Burger, Lorne Shantz, and his volunteers are cooking from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Aug. 4 in front of the Town Hall in Southampton. They'll be serving up Bacon Burgers, Tasty Burgers, Red Hots and Juice Jumbos. "One year to go to the big party," Lorne says. "Help us raise money for all the big events taking place Aug. 14-17, 2008. Arrive early, because my bacon burgers go fast!"

Look for the "Sticky 150", a huge double-sided tape spelling out "150" where you can stick on all the coins and bills you like. It all goes to support the 2008 celebrations.

Katherine Leonard will be selling Southampton, Then and Now calendars at the BBQ. Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858, and the 16-month calendar (September 2007 to December 2008) recounts 150 years of town history using old and new photographs to contrast how the town used to look with how it looks today. A different subject is featured each month, such as the famous Southampton sunsets, the shipwreck on the beach, the boardwalk, the train station, the Long Dock, Chantry Island lighthouse, and ten other subjects, with historical captions for each.

Where to buy the calendar in stores

Copies of the 36-page historical calendar are $20 each, at these locations:
Hill's Insurance
Home Hardware

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Chantry Island Tour Base
Saugeen Memorial Hospital
Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce
Southampton Market

For more information

 The main web site for Southampton's 150th Anniversary is

 More about the calendar is at There are links to 150th anniversary events, and the important dates in Southampton history.

 This news release is posted at

 See more news about the anniversary celebrations (list of news releases).

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