November 15, 2010
“A smashing success.” That’s how most of those who enjoyed the annual Golden Horseshoe Chapter’s annual chicken roast described this year’s version.

Despite the dreary weather, the facility at Grand River Brick and Stone in Stoney Creek was packed. The chicken roast is a total family event, and is very affordable with $10 meals for the adults, and free for children 12 and under.

The kids were kept busy with activities, such as the bounce castle, reptile man, flower planting, loot bags and gumball guessing contest. Kids weren’t the only ones taken care of at this event, with prizes including a stone bench, wheelbarrow, big screen TV and lots more! The buffet dinner was expertly cooked and served by the chapter board members, who even constructed a barbecue shelter to make sure no one received soggy chicken.  

The event not only was a blast for all attendees, it also served a great cause with proceeds from the raffle tickets and gumball guessing contest donated to the trust fund set up for the children of Mark Smith (Marcus and Madison). Mark Smith was a hard working and dedicated employee of Scott’s Landscaping, who at the age of 38, passed suddenly in the family home on Mar. 10, 2010.

The chapter board thanks Doug Coote for all his hard work. Although no longer on the chapter board, Coote has continued to volunteer every year with the chicken roast. Also special thanks go to Gelderman Landscaping for providing the barbecue each year. And, a big thank you to all of the sponsors who helped to make this event a success: Permacon, Unilock, Oaks Concrete Products by Brampton Brick, Eldorado Stone, ArtStone Hardscapes, Connon Nurseries NVK, Pearson Dunn Insurance, Cap Brick, Wiley Automotive, Select Stone, Brother’s Equipment Rental, Bobcat of Hamilton, Hamilton Builders’ Supply, Green Mountain Garden, Connon Nurseries CBV, and O’Neil’s Farm Equipment (1971) Ltd.