Ridgewood holding fundraiser at Brown Bridge Pub

Ridgewood Lodge Friends and Family Council give back to seniors at Ridgewood Lodge with Operation Spring fundraiser.

Glimpses of spring have have been taunting local resident for weeks. An hour of sunshine is followed by a snow flurry then back to a bit of sun. This topsy turvy season always brings with it lots of hope and some high spirits. Not everyone has the mobility they once had to get out and dig in the dirt – planting gardens, pruning bushes and brightening their yards. For some seniors, they observe the beauty of budding flowers from afar. The residents of Ridgewood Lodge are one such group, but with the help of the Ridgewood Lodge Family and Friends Council it is hoped that spring will come to them. “That is why we are having a fundraiser” stated chair person Michele Sutter. “We want to bring spring to them.” On May 14, starting at 6 p.m., a fundraising evening will be hosted at the Brown Bridge Pub and thanks to owner Eddie Edwards will include a dinner with all proceeds going directly to “Operation Spring.” The fundraiser is to enable Friends of Ridgwood Council to purchase all the necessary items including seeds and potting plants to add a big splash of colour to the courtyard. Door prizes, a 50/50 draw and a silent auction are all part of the fun. “The businesses have been very generous,” said an appreciative Sutter. “We have some nice prizes including a karaoke machine and some gift certificates.” For $15 a person, supporters can enjoy dinner and know they are helping out a good cause. “With Eddie waving his usual food fee and giving us the full amount to put towards the fundraiser, we are already off to a great start,” Sutter stated. “What a doll. Eddie along with the other businesses have been wonderful.” Tickets can be purchased at the Sunflower Art Gallery. Friends of Ridgewood welcome everyone to come out and have some fun. “The residents at Ridgewood Lodge have been contributors to Princeton over the years and now its our turn to give back,” concluded Sutter. “We can give them something nice that will make their days a little bit better.”