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St. Paul & Community Family Benefit to host final New Year's Eve party

Family Benefit 2014
Past attendees dance at a 2014 Family Benefit New Year's event.

ST. PAUL - The St. Paul & Community Family Benefit will host its last and final New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2020. The Society will dissolve as of March 2020 after 12 years of helping families in the community.

“It is with great sadness that we feel perhaps our committee is not a viable resource within the community as it once was,” Communication Co-ordinator Lynda Munro said in a news release. “With several other methods of community support being available, as well as an inability to obtain and maintain a volunteer base to assist us, we feel our need has diminished.”

The final New Year's Eve Benefit Dance will take place on Dec. 31. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., a dance will begin at 8 p.m. and an evening meal will be held at 9 p.m. A silent auction and live music will also make up the night.

“We would like to invite all families to come to our final New Year's Eve Family event to help us go out with a loud roar,” says Munro.

Funds raised this year will be distributed among non-profit groups that impact children, and all assets will go to other non-profit groups that can use the items.

As an alternative to dissolving, the society hopes another group of individuals will still step forward to continue on with its dream and vision of helping the community before March 31, 2020.

An application form will be posted on the website for those interested non-profit groups who would like to help disperse the society’s funds and assets.

Rushanthi Kesunathan

About the Author: Rushanthi Kesunathan

Rushanthi Kesunathan joined the St. Paul Journal in 2019. She writes general news and features. She is a Tamil-Canadian from Markham, Ont. who has also written for the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star.
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