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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published July 12, 2012

Pack up the family, head down to McMullen Beach and prepare for an afternoon of great music and fun. Verona's free "Music in the Park" summer concert will be held this Sunday, July 15. Enjoy the music of the popular singing duo, The Campfire Boys. The Verona Cattail Express will be on hand to give free rides to the children. A Barbeque and refreshments will be available. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for a great afternoon of entertainment, food and fun.. McMullen Beach, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

An early morning rain last Saturday did not deter a bevy of young children who were looking forward to a day of fishing. McMullen Beach started to fill with eager children and their parents armed with their fishing poles and by noon, as the sun broke out, the Beach was full of happy young fishermen. Family Fishing Day was a huge success. Organizer Linda Bates was thrilled with the results, "Over 170 people had a great day fishing and were fed hamburgers, hot dogs and cake. Every child received a gift to take home to help remember the day." Kudos to the Verona Community Association, the Frontenac Stewartship Council and all the volunteers for a very successful event.

Contests! Kids, why is the environment so important to you? Tell us in either pictures or stories how we can make Verona a better place for our wildlife and plantlife to live and thrive. Use your imagination and enter the Verona Cattail Contests. Cash prizes. For contest rules log onto or contact me at 613-374-2091

Do you have a float ready to enter into the Cattail Festival Parade? The Parade theme this year is Turtles, Toads and Tadpoles. There will be prizes awarded for the best turtle, toad or tadpole decorations in seven categories. Some of the categories are Best Decorated Business Float, Best Decorated Family Float, Best Decorated Horse and Rider, Best Decorated Child Walking or Riding a Bicycle. The Parade will be held Saturday, August 11 at 10 am. For a complete list of categories and more details on the parade, log onto the festival website or contact Hugh Fisher at 613-374-5287, e-mail

The Verona Cattail Festival will have an amazing Cattail "Vendors Village" Marketplace. 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, contact Linda Bates, 613-374-1307, e-mail

Students! Need to complete your Community Involvement Hours? Volunteer to help at the Verona Cattail Festival! August 10 to 12. Contact Jenna Leslie , 613-374-3757, e-mail

Adult volunteers are still needed to make this the best Cattail Festival ever. What better way to get involved in the Verona community than to volunteer? Whether you can help for the entire three-day festival or just for an hour or two, your contribution is invaluable to the festival. The Festival always welcomes new faces. For more information contact Doug Lovegrove 613-374-1442, e-mail

Debbie Lingen

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