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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published September 9, 2010

Garlic and flowers! Two images to sum up the weekend and put a cap on a successful summer of Verona fun. The Lion's Garlic Festival was a phenomenal success. The grounds were packed all day with eager crowds. Vendors sold out early. Huge smiles on everyone's faces. Not only were the adults entertained all day but the children had non-stop fun. The Verona Express Kids' Train Ride was packed and constantly on the move. Big thank you's to two volunteers who manned the train station the entire day. Deborah Lovegrove who effortlessly negotiated the kids on and off the train and Don Bates who was the happiest engineer in Verona. These are just two examples of the tireless efforts of the volunteers, Kudos to John McDougall and his magnificent team of volunteers who helped make this Garlic Festival the best yet.

The Flower Barrels Contest is over and prizes awarded. It was such a success that the prizes were expanded to include 4th and 5th place winners as well as 5 Honourable Mentions. The village of Verona was a mass of blooms all summer. Not only were the 39 barrels from the contest brightening up the street but also the rest of Verona got behind the efforts and created wonderful displays in their front yards and their gardens. To take just one example - The Verona Convenience store included two flower barrels in an imaginative flower garden that brightened up their parking lot. The highlight of the awards ceremony was three year old Alex Benson, who won a special award for being the youngest participant. He did an enthusiastic victory dance on stage to the delight of the crowd. Congratulations to Sharon Sole who won first prize. Kudos to all the award winners and participants. The complete list of winners and honourable mentions as well as pictures of the barrels can be found here.

Back by popular demand, Trinity United Church Pie-makers will hold their Pie Sale. Last year they made 75 apple pies and they sold out. This year Trinity Pie-makers will have 100 pies for sale. Their price is still holding at $8.00 per pie and must be pre-paid. Pies can be picked up Oct.1 and Oct. 2 at Trinity United Church just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Order a few of these delectable delights. They make great hostess gifts or presents. To order call Marilyn Duffe at 374-2694

The Bellrock Community Hall Association is issuing a special invitation to all former teachers and students of the old Bellrock School. They are invited to the 60th anniversary celebration of the Bellrock Community Hall Association on Saturday September 25th. This special day will include meeting former teachers and students of Bellrock School, a pig roast dinner and a dance featuring the Kingston Ceili band. Please RSVP by September 15th to Doris Ritchie at 613-374-5426

Debbie Lingen

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