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Strike Out Hunger Bowling Challenge Raises $910 for Greater Blackville Food Bank

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On October 15, 2022 teams from the Parish of Chatham, the Parish of Newcastle, Nelson and Hardwicke and the Parish of Derby and Blackville gathered at the Castle Bowling Lanes in Miramichi in a friendly “competition” for the annual “Strike Out Hunger” bowling challenge to raise funds to help their local communities fight hunger.

Following on the call to action of the Parish of Marysville for other parishes to join them in raising monies to help combat hunger in our local communities, two of the Miramichi area parishes, Derby and Blackville and the Parish of Chatham, met in 2019 and raised funds that supported school breakfast programs, the work of local food banks and other similar efforts.

A team of eight represented the Anglican Parish of Derby and Blackville this year. Arrael Dunn, Connie Hambrook, Dalton Sturgeon, Aleatha Clarke, Kathy Hennessey, Rose Curtis and Fr. Gerry Laskey were rallied together under their team lead and cheerleader, Valerie Stewart. As a result of the generous support of other parishioners, they were able to make a donation of $910 to the Greater Blackville Food Bank in support of their work with local families.

The team would like to thank everyone who supported them to make this year’s event successful.


Photo: Arrael Dunn

Photo of cheque presentation: Left to right – Joy Nordin (Manager, GBRC Foodbank), Dalton Sturgeon, Rose Curtis, Arrael Dunn, Kathy Hennessey, Aleatha Clarke, Fr. Gerry Laskey and, presenting cheque, Valerie Stewart (missing from the photo, Connie Hambrook)

Photo of team at event – Left to Right: Connie Hambrook, Aleatha Clarke, Fr. Gerry Laskey, Dalton Sturgeon, Valerie Stewart, Rose Curtis, Kathy Hennessey (missing: Arrael Dunn, who was taking the photo)

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.

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