New Year’s Eve fundraiser planned for Phil and Brook Johnson

Too much time has passed since Phil Johnson's family house burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Aug. 8.

Too much time has passed since Phil Johnson’s family house burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Aug. 8.

Brook (Phil’s daughter) and Colin (Brook’s husband) and their children lost everything in the fire.

“They were lucky to get out with their lives,” said family friend John Cullen. “Insurance covered very little and none of the contents at all.”

A group of Phil’s friends have decided to hold a fundraiser New Years Eve with a dance at the Miners’ Union Hall with the band No Excuse. There will be prizes, surprises, a late night snack with party favours and champagne.

The funds raised will help the Johnsons with the furnishings for their house once it is finished.

“There is no doubt that over the years, Phil has contributed selflessly to his community and this would be a great time to give back,” said Cullen.

Friends of Phil Johnson and family can purchase tickets ($40 each) at the Cellar. Doors will open at 8 p.m. No minors please.

For further information, please email John Cullen jcull4@gmail.com.

 

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