By Wayne Campbell, for Postmedia Network
The fourth annual Pelham Mayor’s Gala will become the first for a Pelham Community Fund. Mayor Dave Augustyn announced the creation of the new funding body at Monday’s town council meeting. Half the proceeds from the May 26 event at Lookout Point Golf & Country Club will support the Pelham Community Fund as part of the Niagara Community Foundation.
This fund will make money available in perpetuity for local charities.
The other half of gala proceeds will go to community groups — charities, service clubs, or not-for-profits organizations — through an application process, the mayor said.
The Niagara Community Foundation has similar community funds for Welland, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and the Niagara West communities of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.