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Debbie Lingen

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by Debbie Lingen

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Published June 14, 2012

Celebrate Father's Day with the whole family at McMullen Beach this Sunday! The Music in the Park concert will be held on Sunday, June 17. Enjoy the Celtic and folk music of Chris Murphy and Brian Flynn. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for a great afternoon of entertainment. Refreshments will be available. McMullen Beach. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (In case of heavy rain, the concert will be held at the Verona Lions Hall. )

Bellrock Community Center is hosting a performance by Plastic Paddy. They are a lively group of four, headed up by Gerry Andre, playing the fiddle, banjo, accordian, and guitar. They play everything "from Abba to Annie Laurie" with the emphasis on Celtic, country, and East Coast music. Admission is free-will offering. Snacks available at the concert. Friday June 22 at 7pm.

The Portland District and Area Heritage Society presents its 10th Annual Old-Fashioned Strawberry Social (homemade shortcake biscuits made from a heritage recipe, with real whipped cream and luscious strawberries) on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lions Club Hall. $6 for adults, $3.00 for kids under 12; coffee, tea or cold drink included.

Many new volunteers have stepped up to the plate and offered their services to the Verona Cattail Festival which will be held August 10 to 12. However the festival needs more volunteers. Even if you only have a few hours of volunteer time to offer, you are most welcome. There are spots for adult and student volunteers. Come out, volunteer and have a lot of fun at the festival. For further information, contact Wayne Conway. 613-374-3807. Volunteers are also welcome to attend the Verona Cattail Festival Meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at the Verona Lion's Club Hall, Verona Sand Road. 7 pm to 9 pm. You don't want to miss this meeting. Final touches are being added to make this festival the best ever!

The Verona Cattail Festival has an amazing Cattail "Vendors Village" Marketplace lined up. Vendors will be selling everything from log furniture, kiln fused glass pendants, hand painted gourds, tie dyed clothing to local market produce, sauces n stuff and gourmet jams. So much to see, you never know what you may find, but you can be assured it will be fun looking. There are still a few spots left for vendors. However they are going fast. To book a spot and get the early bird rate, contact Linda Bates 613-374-1307, e-mail

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