Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
GRAVENHURST — The temperature was above zero tonight.
That was probably because of all the love and warmth in town.
So much that it would melt your heart
And while it may not have been the coldest night of the year — officially it was.
More than 200 people — maybe even close to 300 — turned out to walk, run, fundraise and otherwise support GAP — Gravenhurst Against Poverty.
The Coldest Night of the Year was a huge success.
And while organizers knew going into it that they had more than doubled their $20,000 goal ($43,000+), at the registration desk as the trekkers were returning to the Terry Fox Auditorium, an enthusiastic Genevie Segueira predicted they would top $45,000.
Many wore the distinctive blue and white CNOY tuques.
Back the Centennial Centre, where a couple hundred gathered for the kickoff just after 5 p.m., there was plenty of donated fast food and good cheer among all.
Everyone, it seemed ate up this fundraiser aimed at helping locally impoverished Gravenhurstonians.
A lot of the money will go toward the GAP’s weekly lunches, Tuesdays at the United Church, as well as other to be determined projects to help those most in need.
If you’d like to donate, contact the GAP.