BY ANDREW SMITH
KURTZVILLE - The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation hit the road last weekend for a bit of a wet adventure and a good cause.
Nearly 130 people gathered at Boyd’s Motors in Kurtzville on Saturday, Sept. 21, for the fourth annual Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation Car and Motorcycle Poker Rally. LMHF administrative assistant Mich Matheson said 61 cars registered for the rainy Saturday, raising $7,200 and a total of more than $16,000 over the event’s four years.
“It’s a social event for car and bike people, but at the same time you’re raising money for the hospital,” she said. “It takes a lot of work, yet it’s a fun event.”
For the fourth year, the event was hosted by Doug and Bonnie Boyd, where a collection of limited-production Mustangs were on display. Doug said he enjoys meeting fellow collectors and helping a good cause.
“It’s important for the hospital to raise money for whatever they need,” he said. “I’m a car guy and so are all these other people, so it makes it a fun day.”
The poker rally took the participants on a journey to the Chesley area, where they viewed two other car collections and stopped for lunch. Matheson said the proceeds will go towards the $100,000 goal of purchasing new automated medication dispensing cabinets to improve correct dosage for hospital patients.
The LMHF is also looking ahead to the Health Care Heroes Radiothon on Oct. 19, with events running in Listowel at the Knox Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.