Bolton rallies to help Haitians with dinner, film, music

BOLTON LANDING - A lineup of events are being held on St. Patrick's Day throughout Bolton to raise money to provide relief for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

The fundraiser "To Haiti With Love," will take place Wednesday March 17 in Bolton Landing as a collaboration of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church with various community restaurants, Bolton Central School, the Bolton Free Library and local organizations.

A corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared and donated by Lakeside Lodge and Grill in Bolton Landing will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Methodist church, 19 Stewart Ave. Baked ziti, dessert, and beverages are also on the menu. Take-outs will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, or $25 maximum per family.

Then from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., live music will be offered onstage at the Bolton Central School gym. Bands performing include Ace's High and Singer-Guitarist Tim Moriarty.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Bolton Free Library is hosting a Dessert & Movie event that will feature the documentary film "The Road to Fondwa" which portrays the poverty-stricken lifestyle in rural Haiti. The film includes a dessert buffet.

And for those seeking liquid refreshment and socializing, various taverns and restaurants will be hosting Happy Hours to Help Haiti from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All funds raised will be channeled to Haiti Relief through the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR). Medical care, water supplies, food, and housing continue to be urgent needs as the island country faces the coming rainy season, organizers of "To Haiti with Love" said this week.

Citizens throughout the region are welcome to attend and enjoy the evening while helping others, they said.

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