Where last week, an architecturally historic, 12-unit wooden building stood in downtown Charlottetown, now only a pile of smoky, charred rubble remains. Here and there, evidence of the lives of those who just last week called this place home pokes out of the rubble: here an old TV set, partially melted, there a few LPs, some of their album covers still discernible through the soot. Miraculously, a whole book survived the ravenous fire unscathed (other than the impenetrable smell of smoke); Strome Galloway's "Bravely into Battle" sits perched ominously atop a pile of charred structural remains.
The church we attend here in town is also planning a fundraiser: if you're free next Sat night, call the Trinity United office at 902-892-4114 for your free ticket to their roast beef dinner August 22 at 5:30 p.m. Donations will be collected at the door, and there will be a live cake action and bake sale table. All proceeds will go to the victims of the Prince Street fire.