Published September 10, 2009
What a Festival! What started out as a threatening day of rain did not deter the determined throng of garlic lovers. By 10am the skies had cleared and the Verona Lions Club grounds were filled with happy people and the Garlic festival was in full swing. Kudos to organizer John McDougall and the huge cast of volunteers who helped bring this Garlic Festival to such a great success.
The Portland District and Area Heritage Society will hold their General Meeting and Pot Luck Supper at Bellrock Community Hall on Leveque Rd in Bellrock on September 16 at 6:30. Anyone who has an interest in joining the society is invited to drop by.
Have you purchased your raffle ticket yet? Bell Rock Community Hall Association is holding a raffle and will be drawing prizes on September 19. First prize is a gorgeous handmade quilt, second prize a handmade Afghan and third prize a large Grocery basket. Tickets are only $1.00 and can be purchased by contacting Doris Ritchie 613-374-5426. This raffle will help save and maintain the old Bell Rock Schoolhouse.
Linda Bates sends us an update about the Children of Haiti project. Fund raisers for the completion of new projects for the Haiti schools are in the works. Chairs for Children is the current project. Every $8.00 collected will purchase a school chair for the children in their classrooms. It is hard to imagine a schoolroom with no chairs. 471 chairs are the goal. It is easy to donate. Donations can be made to the Children of Haiti fund at any Unity Savings Bank in the Kingston and surrounding area. You can also contact Linda at 613-374-1307, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Frontenac Little Theatre has lots happening. Doug McIntyre tells us that the cast has been selected for the play Beyond Reasonable Doubt and rehearsals have started. A few exciting new developments are in the works and Doug will update us as they occur. Tickets will be available soon. Mark your calendars with the show dates Oct 23 to 25. Budding thespians take heart. Auditions for the newest production, a comedy entitled " The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will be held Monday Sept 14 and Wednesday September 16 at 6:30 pm at Sharbot Lake High School Auditorium.
Play euchre on September 17. Lunch is at noon, euchre at 1 pm. Cash prizes and lunch all included for $2.00. Bellrock Community Centre 613-374-5426
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