For the first time ever, the Mississauga Rotary Club ran two Ribfest events in one year in support of the increasing needs within the community. Amacon participated not only once but twice, to support the Rotary’s efforts as the presenting sponsor of the event.
The June and September events were both met with enthusiasm from the community. One thing we know for sure, people love Ribs! The Ribbers did an amazing job cooking up a slow smoked tasty meal. The addition of the hot mini Tiny Toms donuts and fresh corn on the cob didn’t disappoint with some coming only for the treats.
Over 10,000 cars came through Ribfest this year raising approx. $120,000 much needed funds for the Mississauga Food Bank and Rotary supported charities. We saw many, many smiles and heard from people how well run the event was and how it gave them something to look forward to. They were thrilled with the branded swag they received, some returning several times over the weekend wearing their Amacon red cowboy hats.
A raffle was held at both events with 6 award winning magnums of Norman Hardie wine being raffled off in June and an Ultimate Entertainment Treasure Chest worth over $4,000 being raffled off in September. Both were a huge success with over $11,000 dollars being raised.
If you missed seeing either event, see the Ribfest video video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLdI-xVaGAo