One step closer
Interim Russell Foodland manager Jeff Goulding helped serve up some hotdogs before the Kin Club barbecue during the “Meat” the manager fundraiser on Fri., July 14. Representing Maple Leaf were Christina Chini (left) and Holly Elich (right).       Sawyer Helmer photo

Kalynn Sawyer Helmer
Villager Staff
RUSSELL – Jeff Goulding, the interim manager at the Russell Foodland, came from Kitchener to join with Foodland and Sobeys while owner Karine Boucher is away on maternity leave. When Maple Leaf decided to set up shop in the parking lot for a Sports Dome fundraiser, Kin Club past president and Sports Dome project manager, Doug Anthony, ran with the idea and put together “Meat” the Manager, an event of music, barbecue and, of course, tents for the always possible rainy weather.

All of the proceeds go to the Sports Dome and the barbecue products were donated by Maple Leaf. Buns were donated by Canada Bread.

Goulding was on site all day to meet the community and cook up some burgers and hotdogs to help support the Sports Dome project. “I love Russell. The community has been amazing and they are so giving and caring. It’s a really nice change, coming from Kitchener. I’ve been having a lot of fun and hopefully I can find a way to stick around,” said Goulding.

“The “Meat” the Manager barbecue on Fri., July 14, at Russell Foodland was a success raising $775 for the Russell Township Sports Dome. The Kin Club of Russell sends a special thank you to Foodland manager Jeff Goulding, Barry’s Home Hardware, Schneiders hot dogs, Just Awesome Sauce, and all those who supported the cause,” said Anthony in a later press release.