Service Above Self: Woodstock Rotary Club hosting Sun-Sational Soiree on Solar Eclipse Weekend

by | Mar 24, 2024

The Woodstock Rotary Club will hold its annual Dance and Draw fundraiser on April 6 at the AYR Motor Centre. Since the eclipse occurs on April 8, our Sun-Sational Soiree will have a celestial theme.  

Like last year, the event will start with a local wine, beer, and spirit-tasting session at 7 p.m. During this time, attendees can sample the vendors’ various drink products while they mingle and listen to the local band The Other Guys.  

We are excited to confirm the following drink vendors for this year:

Cross Creek Brewing                                 

 Moonshine Creek Distillery                                  

Picaroons Brewing Company

York County Cider                                  

First Light Distillery Magnetic Hill Winery

Moosehead Breweries                                  

Big Fiddle Still                                                                    

Tobique River Trading Co.                 

After the drink sampling session, Moncton’s “Big Bad Party Band” will perform for those who like to dance and party. This lively band plays all over the Maritimes, featuring new songs and many older classic dance tunes. 

The Big Bad Party Band headlines at this year’s Woodstock Rotary Dance and Draw on April 6. (Submitted)

The $150 ticket represents amazing value for the attendees since each ticket admits two people, gives you drink sampling tickets, finger food will be provided, great entertainment all night, and a chance to win $19,000 in cash prizes.

The cash prize breakdown will be as follows:

1st ticket – $500

150th ticket – $500

300th ticket – $500

450th ticket – $500

2nd last ticket – $1,000

Grand Prize Winner – $15,000 

All tickets sold and paid for by March 20 will also be entered for an early bird draw for $1,000.

A 50:50 draw will also be held, with proceeds going to school children’s breakfast programs. Check out the Rotary Club of Woodstock Facebook page for a link to participate in the 50:50.

Decorations again this year will be by Sydney’s All Occasion Rentals and food donations by McCain Foods.

The Rotary Club is also happy to welcome back Theresa Blackburn from the River Valley Sun, who will host the live-streamed portions of our evening. 

The Woodstock Rotary Club would like to thank our corporate sponsors: 

CYC Chevrolet                                  

Home Zone Electronics                                   

Tann Papers                                  

Thomas Hyundai

McLellan Brand Source Home Furnishings                  

Connell Chrysler                 

Manulife Securities                  

Sharpes Auto Salvage                                  

First Town Dental                  

Ironwood Homes                 

Stockford Reefer                 

Valley Honda                                  

FMI                  

Grant Thornton                  

Clarkview Outdoor Living Solutions.

Canadian Tire                                  

KKP                                  

Campbells Towing                                  

K-Line Construction

 It is fund raisers like the Sun-Sational Soiree Dance and Draw that allow the Woodstock Rotary Club to make such significant contributions to our community. For tickets, please reach out to any Rotarian, email Rotarydanceanddraw@gmail.com, or message us through our Woodstock Rotary Dance and Draw Facebook page.

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