Our first fundraising event, held at The Thirsty Boot on Sunday July 6th 2014, attracted over 135 people from the local and surrounding communities to come out and support this historic house.
Organized by Peter Grahame and Ronnie Daoust, a delicious mechoui was served and money was raised through a raffle and half-and-half draw. We were honoured to be in the presence of Brenda Harman Code, a former resident of the house and whose father was the Golf Pro at the Knowlton Golf Club which has been home to the house since it was built, 199 years ago. Guests enjoyed the perfect weather and took advantage of the beautiful terrace at The Thirsty Boot as well as the generous welcome from owners Lindsay and Sue White. We raised just shy of $2000 at the event and donations, which can be made by sending cheques made out to the Townshippers Research and Cultural Foundation (TRCF) with a note that the money is for the Paul Holland Knowlton House. Their address is
Townshippers Research & Cultural Foundation
100 – 257 Queen Street Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 1K7
Donations can also be made on-line at http://townshippersfoundation.ca/