Birthday Bash in Barrington to support CARE fund

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Raffle tickets being sold on a snowman Christmas tree in support of the Rosalin Nickerson CARE Fund are just one of the fundraising efforts in support of the fund that will be part of the Dec. 19 birthday celebrations at the Barrington Area Lions Hall. Photo contributed

By Kathy Johnson

Anyone who knows Bonnie Shand-Symonds, Doctor’s Cove, knows she likes to celebrate, loves her family and enjoys supporting her community.

Symonds has decided to combine the three with a fundraising 60th birthday bash at the Barrington Area Lions Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, starting at 7 p.m. in support of the Rosalin Nickerson CARE Fund.

“Instead of receiving gifts, I wanted to have a fundraiser for charity,” said   Symonds, who has been busy lining up entertainment for the evening, as well as donations for a silent auction and lobsters for a draw.

Among those taking the stage will be Kyle Smith and his band Recycled, the sister duet of Adele Atkinson and Donna Goodwin and Pastor Phil Williams. “There may be a few surprises thrown in there as well,” said Symonds.

Raffle tickets are also being sold on a snowman Christmas tree, donated by Rosalin Nickerson Society committee member Shelly Perry, which will be drawn for that evening.

“My hope is for a fun night where family and friends can get together and relax, visit and forget about the hustle and bustle of Christmas,” said Symonds.


Organizations: Rosalin Nickerson CARE Fund, Rosalin Nickerson Society

Geographic location: Barrington

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