On Feb. 17, members from the Briere family and Tremblay family were each given a check for $1,900 from the money raised at a Feb. 11 dinner event. Front, from left, are Glenn Michalowski, Lisbon town manager; Jessica Briere, Darrell Briere, Len Lednum, Positive Change Lisbon; Jay Tremblay, Carla Griffis, and Harry Moore, Lisbon Town Council chair. Back, from left, are Ryan McGee, Lisbon Police Department chief; and Nate LeClaire, Lisbon Fire Department chief. Not pictured are Lisbon Town Manager Glenn Michalowski, and Town of Lisbon Council Chair Harry Moore.  Submitted photo

In the early morning hours of Feb. 4, a fire left two families in Lisbon homeless. In the days that followed, efforts were underway to help the families who suffered losses.

Positive Change Lisbon, a community nonprofit organization, together with members of the business community, organized a community dinner to raise money for the two families, according to a news release from Marianne O’Connor, committee member and volunteer of Positive Change Lisbon.

The spaghetti dinner was held at the Lisbon Parks and Recreation MTM Center on Feb. 11 with many residents attending. Volunteers from Positive Change Lisbon, along with students from Lisbon High and Middle schools, served diners and prepared meals to go.

Members from the Briere family and Tremblay family were each given a check for $1,900 on Feb. 17 from the money raised at the dinner event.

The event was made possible by volunteers who donated their time and services, and contributions by Sippy Cup Consignment, Sausage Kitchen, Grazi To Go, Lil’ Jam Cookies, Springworks Farm, Lisbon Parks and Recreation Department and others.



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