Published June 3, 2009
Put on your dancing shoes and rock to the music of Still Standing with Verona's own Bill Lansdell. A swinging time will be had by all at the Community Frontenac Arena this Saturday night June 6. The dance will help raise funds for the addition added to the arena last year. Advance tickets $20.00 a couple. ($25.00 at the door) Tickets can be picked up at Verona Hardware. Cash Bar. Buffett Served at 11:00 pm. For more information contact Jim Stinson 613-374-2177. The excitement starts 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Exciting news from Nancy Lansdell. Great recipes with interesting articles are a magical combination. Nancy is working on a cookbook that will combine local history and heirloom recipes to sell as a fundraiser for the Find-A Doc committee. She is asking area residents to help make this cookbook a real keepsake by submitting their tried and true recipes. Contributors are also encouraged to add their local historical anecdotes along with their recipes. Help to make this cookbook a part of Verona's heritage, dig into those recipe boxes and memories. Recipe forms can be picked up at the Local Family Farms, Jitterbugs and the Farmer's Market. Local history stories can be included on the back of the recipe forms. For more information contact Nancy at 613-374-3225
Heads up for Euchre lovers. There is a new permanent time change. Meet for euchre on Thursday June 11 at noon. Lunch will be served at that time and then euchre will start at 1 pm. Cash prizes and lunch included for $2.00. Bell Rock Community Hall. 613-374-5426
The 14th Annual Verona Festival is only a few months away. The festival continues to be a favourite time of homecoming and reunion for families, friends and neighbours. After the festival is over, the joyful spirit continues. Any profit from the festival is directed through the Verona Community Association into other community events and projects.
Help to make the Verona Festival a success. The festival welcomes donations and event sponsorships from businesses and individuals. Any size donation is encouraged. Each supporter receives highly visible recognition through signage, website postings at www.veronfestival.com , newspaper, program publications and festival announcements. To donate or become a sponsor, contact Judy Conway 613-374- 3807
The festival also welcomes "in kind": donations. Only one prerequisite, all donations must be new. To donate new toys, baskets, unopened gifts etc., contact Linda Bates 613-374-1307
The Verona Lions Club has entered into a new partnership with Rural Visions Food Bank. During Saturday morning market days at the Frontenac Farmers' Market, non-perishable food items can now be dropped off at the canteen counter. Brooks IGA has donated a food cart as the drop location. Cash donations will also be accepted. Food items and cash donations will be sent to Rural Visions in Sydenham for distribution throughout this area.
Only one more week until Verona's first free "Music in the Park" concert. June 14. 2 pm. More details in next week's column.
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