On Oct. 26, chaps and spurs filled the Caruso Club for the Good, Bad and Ugly fundraiser.
Rene Soulliere, director and chaplain of the Mission, said the western-themed event was held “to get rid of the deficit we are carrying.”
Feeding people, keeping them clothed and warm and out of distress has racked up a $93,000 bill for the downtown safe house.
Gerry Lougheed Jr., the Mission's honorary chair, addressed the 450 people in the audience as “the calvary that came to the rescue of the Elgin Street Mission.” He said without the help of the event, it would be impossible to continue serving upwards of 150 meals a night.
“With your help at this hoedown, we have won the Mission showdown with its desperado debt,” the Mission stated.
The evening also included live and silent auctions and music by Sudbury's own Larry Berrio.
For more information on the Mission, or to make a donation, www.themission.ca.