Downtown Napanee was awash with pink and yellow on Saturday, April 26 as many local merchants were doing their part to Help Fight Cancer and support the Chemotherapy Suite at the Lennox & Addington [L&A] County General Hospital.
I’d seen the signs in many store windows when I was downtown earlier in the week, so I made a point of going back, and making some purchases. I’m sure many others did too.
I have to admit that my favourite purchases were the “Suite Truffles” prepared by Chef Pat Forster, proprieter of Seasons Fine Foods. Pat made these truffles–rich, dark chocolate covered in pink–especially for this event, and is donating the cost of the ingredients, and proceeds from sales–to say nothing of the time taken to prepare these treats–to the Chemotherapy Suite fund.
Many stores had specials on that day, or are donating part of their sales from the day to the Suite Fund. Some are continuing to raise funds. Starlet sold pansies, which looked lovely both in front of, and inside the store.
The merchants of the Downtown BIA are working together on many different projects this spring and summer—so keep watching for the signs—and support our local businesses that continue to make such a positive difference in our community.
While this particular project may be unique to Napanee, all local businesses help their communities in some way, and we need to support them so they can keep supporting us!