/Heat Bank Night raises nearly $20K
Attendees of the annual Heat Bank Night peruse a table of silent auction items on the evening of Nov. 10. /CHAD INGRAM Staff

Heat Bank Night raises nearly $20K

By Chad Ingram

The fifth annual Heat Bank Nightat Carnarvon’s Rhubarb restaurant raised nearly $20000 for Heat BankHaliburton County on the evening of Nov. 10.

The event whichincludes silent and live auctions while guests enjoy food drink andmusic brought in more than $19000 bringing the total raised over theyears to nearly $82000. Heat Bank Haliburton County assists countyresidents who need help heating their homes throughout the winterincluding through purchasing fuel and assistance with hydro bills.

Heat Bank co-ordinator Tina Jackson thanked Terri Mathews-Carl and Chris Carl owners of Rhubarb and Boshkung Brewing Co.
“Terri and Chris are truly a marvel and the reason that we have been able tocontinue to respond as the number of people needing assistance with heat and hydro increases” Jackson said.

Jackson told the paper that inthe past six years the organization has more than doubled the number of households it assists from 59 households in the winter of 2013/14 toto 122 households last winter. She added this equated to 259 people.
The evening was emceed by Ted Brandon featured the music of Chris Smithas well as an appearance from television design duo Colin and Justin.The pair have a partnership with Boshkung Brewing in the form ofHighland Fling a limited release Scottish ale portion of the salesfrom which go to the Heat Bank.

Anyone interested in its programs or requiring assistance can text the text Heat Bank at 705-306-0565 or email heatbankhc@gmail.com .
The Heat Bank is a program of the Central Food Network a registered charity and welcomes donations through Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/ en/charities/central-food- network/ .