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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published September 8, 2011

The Garlic Festival was a perfect finish to a summer of festivals, jamborees, concerts and contests. The Verona Lions Centre was overflowing with enthusiastic garlic fans as they stocked up their winter's supply of garlic. John McDougall, the Festival's manager, was delighted with this year's Festival and is already looking forward to next year.

The Adopt a Barrel Flower contest was a phenomenal success. The village of Verona was a mass of blooms all summer and the "flower barrel fever" was contagious. Not only did the 37 barrels from the contest brighten up the street but also the rest of Verona got behind the efforts and created colourful displays in their front yards and their gardens. Congratulations to Rhonda Storring who won first prize. Kudos to all the participants. The complete list of winners and honourable mentions as well as pictures of the barrels can be found on the Verona website (see the menu at left).

The Verona Chapter of the International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will hold a special breakfast with guest speaker at Mom restaurant starting at 8 am on Friday, September 9. Interested participants are asked to preregister for this event and call Jean Freeman at 613-374-2968.

Christian Fiction Book Club will meet Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Verona Free Methodist Church. For more information, call Beth Freeland at 613 374-2703 evenings.

Trinity Church Annual Pie Sale! Pre-order your fresh apple pies for pick-up on Friday September 30, or Saturday October 1. To order, phone Marilyn at 374-2694, by September 26. Pies went fast last year, so be quick to order. $9 for a 9 inch pie,

I discovered some fascinating facts about Bellrock. Founded in 1861, the pre-confederation village was a gathering place for First Nations and French & English speaking people. The Deep Eau River System helped make Bellrock a significant player in the early resource based economy of Canada. At one time, Bellrock had at least a half dozen manufacturing and processing mills. On September 17, Bellrock will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. There will be lots to see and do - horse drawn history tours, craft demonstrations, artisans, children's games and historical displays. A BBQ pulled pork dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by readings from various authors who have lived and written about the village and area. Volunteers are needed to help, both the day of and leading up to this event. Call Lynne Hutchinson at 613-374-1470.

There will be a Blood Donor Clinic, Thursday September 15, from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Railton at St. Patrick's Church Hall. This clinic is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick Council 12309.

Grandmothers by the Lake are hosting an African Dinner Party at Trinity United Church Hall on September 24. $25 tickets must be purchased in advance. The dinner starts a 6 pm and will feature delicious African cuisine and live entertainment. For information and tickets, please contact: Adele Colby 613-375-8845 or Marni Pedersen 613-374-9929

Debbie Lingen

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Debbie Lingen

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