CHUM Celebrates 15th Year of Rhubarb Festival

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: June 29, 2019 08:57 PM

Chum's Rhubarb Festival was flooded with people ready to get their rhubarb fix with dozens of rhubarb treats and drinks Saturday.

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The event took place on London Road and First Lutheran Church. Rhubarb brats, burritos, ice cream, pie, and lemonade were some of the popular choices people were enjoying at the festival.

The event also had crafts, musical performances, and fun games for everyone.

"So many people get involved in it, it was the dream child of Steve O' Neil who passed away several years ago as a possible fundraiser for CHUM. He had no idea it would grow this big and now we're in our 15th year and hope to make between 60 to $70,000," said Lee Stuart, the executive director for CHUM.

More than 25 congregations and hundreds of volunteers are involved in the festival which raises money for CHUM and to support those who are homeless.


Alejandra Palacios

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