Volunteers joined members of Community Living Essex County in celebrating the success of the 36th annual Ruthven Apple Festival at a cheque presentation held at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. Long time Coordinator of the festival’s kickoff breakfast event, Ron Hicks, was thrilled to present members of Community Living Essex County with a cheque in the amount of $45,000 raised from the 2015 festival which brings the total raised over the 36 years of the festival to $860,000. “Thanks to all of our community supporters for making the 2015 festival such a success”, stated Hicks. Plans will be underway soon for the 2016 Ruthven Apple Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 24 – 25, 2016.
Ron Hicks, Ruthven Apple Festival Steering Committee presents cheque from proceeds of the 2015 festival to Nancy Wallace-Gero, Executive Director, Community Living Essex County and Mike Siblani, Community Living Essex County board member.