The Friends of Crystal Beach (FOCB) is truly dedicated to improving our little village. We sponsor and assist with a variety of community events and ensure that credit is given where due.
Below you will find photos of some of these wonderful events.
Special presentation by Bert Miller Nature Club
The Friends of Crystal Beach once again made donations to the Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE) and the St Vincent de Paul food banks.
Crystal Beach Community Christmas Carol Sing
In December 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach brought together a merry group of friends, family and neighbours for an evening of hot chocolate, candy canes, and Christmas cheer. We sang Christmas carols and shared some joy at Queen's Circle Park.
A special thank you goes out to Laura for all her hard work!
2015 Turkey Project
The Friends of Crystal Beach voted to continue its Turkey Program this year to address the needs of our community. Turkeys were donated to the Crystal Beach Public School Annual Christmas Lunch and also to the Lions Club Annual Christmas Dinner. These efforts fed hundreds of people during the Christmas season!
Kids Off to Camp!!
In May of 2015, we had special guests join us at our monthly meeting. A grade 7 student and a grade 8 student from Crystal Beach Public School requested a one-time contribution to offset the cost of sending a student to their annual end-of-year trip to camp. The students gave an impressive presentation and the Friends of Crystal Beach decided to donate enough money to send TWO kids to camp.
We heard that all students went to camp and had a blast!
Community Wide Yard Sale~Best Behaviour in the Park
In June of 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach organized a community-wide yard sale which concluded with a small concert at Queen's Circle featuring Best Behaviour.
Also, the Fort Erie Fire Department (Crystal Beach Station #6) joined us to raise funds for a new family swing to be installed at the Corporal Albert Storm Playground at Waterfront Park.
Queen's Circle Gazebo
In the spring of 2015, some of our members noticed the deterioration of the gazebo located at Queen's Circle Park. We inquired at Town Hall and learned that the gazebo could be restored sooner than planned if the Friends of Crystal Beach helped out. We agreed to make a financial contribution and the restoration was completed in July of 2015.
Here are the before and after pictures of our beloved gazebo:
Crystal Beach Public School Annual Easter Egg Hunt
As in many previous years, the Friends of Crystal Beach donated both financially and with our dedicated volunteers to the Crystal Beach Public School Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event is certainly a beloved one within our community!
In February of 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach donated to two local food banks: the Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE) and the St Vincent de Paul food bank in Crystal Beach.
During the previous year (2014), we had learned that the hardest time for food banks is February, so we decided to use our "leftover" Turkey Project budget to help ease this burden.
Rededication of Queen's Circle Plaque