• James Armstrong

Hudson Fire Department Fundraiser breaks $100,000 cumulative mark


It was all hands on clippers and scissors as members of the Hudson Fire Department pitched in to shave heads on Saturday afternoon.

The Hudson Fire Department’s 6th Annual Shave2Save fundraiser achieved its cumulative goal of $100,000. Volunteer organizer Ali Nadeau confirmed the good news to The Journal on Tuesday, April 16. “We surpassed that goal, that’s the total amount collected since we began in 2014.”

Donations continue to trickle in so the amount is still slowly rising.

“The final numbers aren’t in yet,” said Captain Adrian Bonnemayers on Tuesday, April 16. “It’s just over $17,000 at this point. We probably won’t know the actual number until the end of the week.”

The event, held at the Hudson Fire Station on Saturday, April 13, attracted a continuous crowd of participants and supporters. Fourteen-year-old Rosalie Brunet was one of the first to submit to the scissors. She was donating a length of her locks to the wig-making program. It wasn’t a total head shave she said with a smile as her hairstyle became shorter.

For Hudson Town Councillor Daren Legault it was more than a bit off the top and sides.

“It’s a great feeling. It’s an excellent organization and fundraiser,” said Legault adding that his first experience was the 2018 event. Councillor Helen Kurgansky was also on hand although she declined to have a change of hairstyle.

It was a fun-filled community event with popcorn, candy floss, face-painting and games for kids accompanied by music provided by Coveralls.

The fundraising and fun continued into the evening at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre with live entertainment and a cash bar. Online donations to the event continue at tinyurl.com/y3vwejpl.

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