EscarpAction hosted an event in late October highlighting local artists and artisans. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Bohay).

EscarpAction celebrates Jessup Falls

Courtesy of EscarpAction.

On Saturday October 28th, 2017, EscarpAction celebrated the Jessup’s Falls region with an evening of wine, cheese and beer! Along with favourite wines and cheeses, local products were showcased: beer from Casselman’s Cassel Brewery, sheep’s cheese from La Bergerie des Sables in Curran, St-Albert curds, preserves from South Nation Eco Marché, and much more. The well-known auctioneer Guy Bissonnette volunteered to liven things up with an auction of baked goods by local bakers, including chef Bruce Wood, artisan baker Louay Ben Messaoud, caterer Imogen Zanetti, and Place 1967’s very own Mme Chénier. There was a silent auction for local art by Pierrette Dulude-Bohay, Linda Paquette, Tina Petrovicz, and Suzanne Bohay. Wood crafts also went fast with a mirror and bench by François Delorme being the big ticket items and a sculpture by François Gour collecting multiple bids.

More than 200 people attended the event, mostly people from across Prescott-Russell but some from as far away as Chesterville and Ottawa, enjoying the activities, the decor, and the good food in the Wendover Community Centre.

EscarpAction wishes to thank the Alfred-Plantagenet councillors for their support and for providing the venue, to musicians, Rod Arsenault, and Don and Doris Clairy who gave their time to make our evening more enjoyable. We were delighted to have Alfred-Plantagenet councillor Jeanne Doucet as the emcee and to see Councillor René Beaulne and Mayor Fernand Dicaire joining in the fun.

We appreciate the continued support of our awesome community and the generous gift of time, money, and goods from our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Local businesses stepped up to help us make the evening a rousing success, including La Binerie, Le Chardo, ValuMart Alfred, and Mariposa Farm, to name a few. Leftover food was donated to a community food centre.

EscarpAction Jessup’s Falls is a local non-profit that strives to protect our fragile environment and promote our region. The Jessup’s Falls escarpment is a remarkable limestone formation with a unique ecosystem. Unfortunately, what makes it so special also makes its water very vulnerable to contamination.

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