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NEWS RELEASE              For release Aug. 4, 2007

Fundraiser for 150th anniversary draws hungry crowds to downtown Southampton

Southampton, Ont., Aug. 4, 2007 -- At Town Hall in Southampton on Aug. 4, a fundraiser for the Southampton 150th Anniversary celebrations featured a Bacon Burger BBQ, commemorative 16-month calendars and a Coin Catcher sticky enough to trap any coins and bills. The all-volunteer effort was a great success. Here are some photos of the event.

Three sell a calendar
Photo: Robin Hilborn
Ian McCallum, 9, of Innisville, Ont., helps grandpa Duncan McCallum (150th Anniversary
committee member) sell a 150th Anniversary calendar to visitor Kim Burnett of Oshawa.

the sales tent
Photo: Robin Hilborn
The 150th Anniversary fundraiser BBQ enjoyed perfect weather on Saturday.

two cooks
Photo: Robin Hilborn
Chefs Bob Miller and Lorne Shantz get ready for the next customer.

the coin catcher
Volunteers Katherine Leonard, Robin Hilborn and Marnie Camidge with the Coin Catcher.
Receipts go toward the many events of 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17, 2008.

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Media Enquiries: Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043
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  2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

  For a complete list of 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or see

  See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at

  The people on the 150th Anniversary organizing committee are listed at

  News releases are listed at

  Just printed ... a commemorative 16-month calendar titled Southampton, Then and Now, which uses photos and historical captions to contrast how the town used to look with how it looks today. Copies of the 36-page calendar are $20 each at selected stores in Southampton, listed at

The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it works closely with local groups and organizations, which run their own anniversary events and projects as part of, or in addition to, their regular programs.

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Box 1133, Southampton ON N0H 2L0
Media Enquiries: Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043
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