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Adopt-A-Barrel 2013
Flower Growing

Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published July 26, 2012

The Flower Barrels on Main St are looking fantastic. It has been a hot, dry summer and the flowers have needed a lot of tender care and watering to keep them thriving. Kudos to everyone who has faithfully tended the barrels to such glorious heights. Main St has never looked better. Judging for the barrels will take place this month and the awards will be presented at the Verona Cattail Festival.

Enjoy a fun filled day at The FRONTENAC FROLIC on Saturday, August 4, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Bedford Hall, 1381 Westport Road. There will be lots of fun things to do and see. A large flea market, baking table and silent auction to keep the adults busy. Children will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides and face-painting center. Plus who can forget, the ever popular Cow Flop Bingo! Grid squares (1600) each with a number are marked on the baseball field. The cow is released onto the field at noon and wherever the cow "plops", the ticket holder of that numbered square wins. First cash prize is $1800. Tickets are $10 or 3 tickets for $20. Tickets are available at Nordlaw Lodge, Twin Oaks, Green Bay Camps, The Oaks on Crow Lake, Murphy's and The Wordsmith in Westport or by calling the contact numbers on the web site The Frontenac Frolic is sponsored by the Bobs and Crow Lakes Foundation.

Only two weeks to go and the Verona Cattail Festival will be here. One of the highlights on Sunday is the Classic Car Show which has moved to the Verona Lions Centre. Entrants are eligible for many draws that will be held and trophies and awards will also be awarded. If you have a golden oldie that you want to enter in the Car Show contact Ed at 613-374-2966 for more details. Sunday ,August 12 from 10:00 am to 3 pm

Also on Festival Sunday drop by and watch the fun at the SoapBox Derby, held on Charlie's Hill on Lakeview Drive behside the large soccer field in McMullen Park. Kids are welcome to try their hand at an afternoon of racing, with the Festival's own cars, All the children need is their bike helmet and an adult to sign a permission/waiver form. Registration is $2.00 per rider. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Sunday, August 12 from noon to 2 pm..

Another popular festival highlight is The Red Green Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Races. Each year on Festival Saturday ( August 11), teams of families, friends and businesses compete to build a boat from nothing but cardboard and duct tape. (Duct tape is supplied courtesy of 3M Corporation.) The object is to build a craft that will carry two people around a short water course. "Paddles" are provided. Bring your $10 entry fee, a life jacket if you can, and your sense of humour! Races are run in heats, and winners take home a prize. You haven't paddled till you've paddled cardboard!

Debbie Lingen

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