• Lauren Mitchell and Carmen Marie Fabio

Royal LePage’s annual Fireman’s Christmas Charity auction returns


Hudson’s 39th Annual Firemen’s Christmas charity auction is coming up November 28 at the Hudson Village Theatre to raise funds for the firefighters to purchase and distribute food baskets for the less fortunate in the St. Lazare, Rigaud, Vaudreuil-Dorion, and Hudson areas.

It’s getting close to that time of year again where families celebrate Christmas and sit around the table with a large feast. At least, that’s the idealized version of the holiday but some families don’t get this experience since they don’t have the means to carry out this tradition.

One year short of a 40th anniversary, Royal LePage Village real estate agency and firefighters of surrounding towns are teaming up again this year to bring back the annual Christmas Charity Auction in which all funds collected go towards Le Pont/Bridging food bank to make Christmas food baskets for families in need.

This year’s auction will fall on a Monday night, November 28, at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road. A preview will begin at 6:30 p.m. where you can scout the goods and the bidding begins at 7 p.m. The location has been the same for the past 39 years and The Lawrence Family Auctioneers and Robin Pridham of Pridham’s Auction House will be animating the event.

The auction has been a long standing tradition for Royal LePage, the towns’ firefighters and Le Pont/Bridging as they have come together for almost four decades in order to collect donations to purchase and distribute food baskets in the towns of St. Lazare, Rigaud, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Hudson for those who are in need.

Every year, you can expect to see auction items that have been donated by local businesses, merchants, residents, and even items from the real estate brokers themselves. The auction will include golf packages, home-made food, paintings, toys and also hand-painted furniture. And of course, in keeping with tradition, local firefighters will be auctioned off for a four-hour time limit in which you can ask them to do whatever you please – as long as it’s legal.

Donations for the auction are always welcome, and if you would like to donate, please call the Royal LePage office at (450) 458-5365 to get more information.

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