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Upcoming event to raise funds for historic landmark

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The Friends of the Eamon’s Garage will be hosting a fundraiser on July 28 to raise money for the historic landmark’s restoration project.

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The event will be held on Fourth Avenue SW in downtown High River, starting at 5 p.m.

According to a media release, the event’s fundraising goal is $10,000.

Ray Bouillet, Friends of Eamon’s Garage president, said a total of roughly $200,000 is required for the restoration, and so far $75,000 has been raised.

“This event will be a mini street fair …,” Quin Shaw, event organizer, is quoted as saying in the release.

Shaw stated the fundraiser will feature a live band – Rewind Band from Calgary – a silent auction, a small classic car show, a cash bar and a barbecue.

“Children are welcome, as this is a family-friendly event,” Shaw is quoted as saying.

This year’s event is the second time a fundraising party has been hosted by the Friends of Eamon’s Garage, according to the release.

“Last year was fun for all ages,” Shaw is quoted as saying. “We had a blast and raised some good money so we do hope to continue this in the future.”

Bouillet said they are hoping to sell at least 100 tickets to the event and as of July 23 said they have sold roughly half of their ticket goal.

Tickets can be bought online at https://rivercityclassics.ca/category/eamons-garage/ and are $50 for adults and $20 for children, the release stated.

Some tickets will also be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event, Bouillet said.

At the fundraiser, raffle tickets will be sold for $20 to enter into the draw for the 1929 Ford Tudor, which will be present for photo opportunities, it is stated.

The winner of the historic vehicle will be announced on Sept. 23 at the River City Classics Car Club Show ‘n’ Shine, the release stated.

“To keep up to date with the progress of the Eamon’s Garage restoration project, like and follow their Facebook Page, Friends of Eamon’s Garage,” it is stated.

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