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Queen's Bar & Grill owner Pier Donnini (centre) presented the Liv-A-Little Foundation with a cheque for $1,000 on September 11. Accepting the cheque were, from left, Chad, Olivia, Erin and Harper Little. Funds were raised through sales of the Queen's karma bowls throughout the month of August. 

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There was a welcome donation from the Queen's Bar & Grill to the Liv-A-Little Foundation September 11 as Queen's owner Pier Donnini presented the Little family with a cheque for $1,000.

The money was raised through the sale of karma bowls at the downtown Port Elgin establishment throughout the Liv-A-Little Foundation's Paint the Town Purple campaign. The month long event, which runs each year throughout the month of August aims to raise awareness about cystinosis, a life-threatening disease that afflicts approximately 75 children and young adults in Canada; including Saugeen Shores' Olivia Little.

Monies raised through the sale of karma bowls also help to feed people in the community as the Queen's Bar & Grill donates between 3,000 and 4,000 meals a year through various initiatives including the annual Christmas Eve dinner at the Living Hope Christian Centre in the Maple Square Mall. “We use the proceeds from [karma bowls] so people can feel part of what we're doing to feed people,” said Donnini September 11.