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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published August 18, 2011

The Fifth Annual Garlic Festival is almost here. The Verona Lions Club presents this festival on Saturday September 3 from 9 am to 2 pm. Sample great food such as farm fresh corn, soups, vegetables, jams, preserves and baking from the Frontenac Farmers' Market and, of course, all the yummy goodies made with the star attraction, garlic. Learn about the 17 different garlics grown in this area from the farmers themselves. Purchase your fresh, Ontario garlic for the year. Learn about the uses of garlic in our food for its fabulous taste and health benefits. Try some great beef from the Frontenac Cattlemen's Association cooked up by Jim Lansdell of the Rivendell Golf Course.. Admission and parking are free. This is a rain or shine, indoors or outdoors event. Interested vendors please contact Wayne Conway at 613-374-3807. For garlic festival information contact John McDougall at 613-374-2516.

Don't the flower barrels on Main St. look wonderful? Participants who adopted the barrels this year have done a superb job. The barrels are being judged now and the participants of the top five barrels chosen will be awarded their cash prizes at the Garlic Festival. Not only are the contest barrels looking great but Verona residents and businesses have also outdone themselves decorating flower beds, barrels and baskets of their own. Way to go, Verona!

The threat of rain did not prevent the crowd from enjoying Low Raine perform at McMullen Park and Beach on Sunday August 14. Low Raine successfully concluded this year's series of free summer concerts, sponsored by the Verona Community Association. The VCA would like to thank the Portland District Recreational Committee for their permission to use the park and Joyce Casement who arrived early for all three concerts to prepare the park and stage and welcome the bands.

The Frontenac Frolic is this Saturday, August 20 at Bedford Hall, 1381 Westport Road from 8:30 am to 4 pm. There will be a flea market, silent auction, food, live music, home baking and much more. The crowd pleaser, Cow Flop Bingo, will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm.

The 17th Annual Verona Mud Drags are this Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. Tech opens at 9 am. Races start at 12 noon. Admission is $10.00 per person, free for children under 12. Eight classes starting at street 4x4 trucks to 2500 hp super modified dragsters! Bring a lawnchair. Chip truck on site. Veley Farm, Verona Sand Rd. For more information contact Don 613-374-2724 or visit

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