Thank you to everyone who joined with this to make our inaugural SLIDERFEST an incredible success! To all our community members who purchased tickets, our amazing SPONSOR group – Presenting Sponsor, Pen Financial Credit Union; Enviro-Niagara Hearth & BBQ – Grand Prize sponsor donating a Traeger Pro Series 22 Wood Fired Grill BBQ.
SILVER: Design Electronics, Baron Roofing & Siding; CogecoTV Niagara, HG Brand Construction,
BRONZE: Team Berkhout Bosse – Remax Welland Realty Ltd.,Brokerage, Flett Beccario Law Office and James L Pedlar Funeral Home ; All the corn for the event was donated courtesy of Bry-anne Farm. A BIG LION’S ROAR honourable mention to Larry Gordon who was the design guru behind all Creative for the event provided courtesy of HG Brand Construction. Our online promotion was contributed by myPelham.com – special thanks to Melissa Eden Wells of Exnihilo Website Designs for creating our Sliderfest Website.
SPECIAL MENTION also goes to Chef Abbey Kiyoshi Solomon of Lookout Point Country Club for your invaluable input in helping us conceptualize our event. HATS OFF to the delectable creativity of all our competing chefs from Churchhill Natural Meats, Iggy’s Pub & Grub, @Lookout Point Country Club, Pub On The Hill, Zest Kitchen – the SLIDERS you presented in were above and beyond what we could have imagined! Special congratulations to Chef Raymond Haymes and Paul Paul Fedj of Churchill Natural Meats for winnng the title of Top Chef at SLIDERFEST 2017 with their crowd favourite ‘Chipotle Cheddar Bison Slider with double smoked wild Boar Bacon. To Rebecca Mazur of Seasons Retirement Communities (Welland) , we cannot thank you enough for your gracious volunteer time and spectacular, welcoming personality that pushed our raffle room success over the top. It was super to have Kame and Kettle Beerworks on site to serve up ice cold Craft Beer brewed right here in Fonthill to add even more LOCAL flavour to our event. About 430 people attended SLIDERFEST 2017 which was originally intended to be a 300 person event. Concept to the actual inaugural event was incredibly accomplished in just over 10 weeks. Our Fonthill Lions Club is a small group of very dedicated members – we could not have mounted this event without the support of our partners in service – the Fonthill Lioness Club. We are both grateful and honoured by your generosity and commitment to Lionism all year round.
PHOTO CREDIT: Unless otherwise indicated all photos are courtesy of Local Photographer, Gwenn Alves.