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NEWS RELEASE              For release Aug. 24, 2007


Sat. Sept. 1, 10 am-2pm, by the Town Hall in Southampton. Lorne Shantz's Burger BBQ, a fundraiser for the Southampton 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2008. Sticky Coin Catcher. Souvenir historical calendars for sale. Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043.


BBQ fundraiser for 150th anniversary, Sept. 1 at Town Hall, Southampton

Southampton, Ont., Sept. 1, 2007 -- The 150th Anniversary committee plans another fundraiser at Town Hall in Southampton on Saturday, Sept. 1, the first day on the souvenir 16-month calendar.

Chef Lorne Shantz and his volunteers will be serving up the burgers and hot dogs from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Aug. 4 in front of the Town Hall in Southampton. Lorne says, "Help us raise money for all the big events in 2008."

Receipts from the fundraising BBQ will go toward the many events of 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17, 2008. The BBQ on Aug. 4 was a great success and the committee hopes for as much success on the first of September.

Look for the 150th "Coin Catcher", a huge double-sided tape, sticky enough to trap any coins and bills. It all goes to support the 2008 celebrations.

The 150th anniversary souvenir calendar starts today, Sept. 1, 2007. Katherine Leonard will be selling the 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.

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  For all news releases, see

  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

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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