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The Eganville Leader’s Ukraine slated for Friday June 17 at the Eganville Arena features both a live and silent auction, pierogies, music and dancing, and special guests from the Ukrainian community in Ottawa. Eganville Leader publisher Gerald Tracey hopes to raise $100,000 for distribution to various aid agencies working in Ukraine. Approximately a fifth of that amount has been raised already in cash donations and pledges.

Well known auctioneer Preston Cull takes bids on donated items late afternoon/early evening including 100 pounds of fresh beef, barbeques, TVs, an outdoor patio set, five cords of firewood – cut split and delivered, loads of topsoil delivered anywhere in Renfrew County and a day’s work by an excavator. Local artists have contributed original works and numbered reproductions. The silent auction will continue throughout the evening inside the arena. A full detailed program, including a list of auction items, will be published in the Eganville Leader on June 15th.

Following the opening remarks by Ukrainian guests and local dignitaries, the popular Alexandria-based band The County Lads take the stage for music and dancing until midnight. Freshly made pierogies and other snacks will be available for sale via local venders and a full bar facility will be available.

New or slightly used items for the auctions are welcomed. Cash donations or cheques made out to “Trust for Ukraine Community” can be mailed to the Leader at Box 310, Eganville, K0J1T0. Interac E-transfer to Northern Credit Union using


For more information contact Mr. Tracey at 613-732-0377; Mr. Enright at 613-602-6276, or Zig Mintha at 613-628-3295.

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