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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published August 2, 2012

One more week and the 17th Verona Cattail Festival will be here. This year will see the addition of two exciting events to keep you thoroughly enthralled and entertained.

Friday, August 10 kicks off with magic and musical entertainment. Admission for Friday night is FREE. All activities this evening take place in the Verona Lions Club. Dinner will be served by the Lakeview Gospel Assembly from 5pm to 7pm (by donation) . At 7 pm, magician, Jim Bush will take the stage for an hour of magic and wonder. The Campfire Boys will entertain with their acoustic guitars. The Ice Cream Social starts at 7 pm ( $1 a scoop) with free toppings. Volunteers and sponsors are encouraged to attend and be recognized for their wonderful support and efforts. There will be three draws at the end of the evening. What a great way to start the festival!

Also new this year - the Cameron Cattail Centre. The Verona Cattail Festival is recognizing the wonders of our local environment and this year will hold special events, Saturday August 11, to celebrate the environment. "Cameron's Cattail Centre" will be held in the Verona Lions Hall from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be games, live acts, displays, demonstrations and hands on activities to excite and interest both young and old alike. Turtle shows, worm exhibits, wetland games, virtual bog walks are just a few of the activities that will be featured. Reptiles, creepy crawlies, and other local wildlife will be on display in various interactive exhibits. Learn about the fascinating life that is our Cameron Bog. The festival mascot, Cameron the Bog Lemming, will be making surprise appearances throughout the afternoon. Advance ticket sales for the festival are available at Mom Restaurant, Martha's Place, Nicoles, Verona Hardware, Asselstine Hardware, Toppers, and Verona Convenience Stores.

The Local Family Farms Store will host the Frontenac Cattleman's Association Annual Local Beef Promo day on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet Frontenac County Beef Farmers. Visit the live cattle displays. See our region's variety of cattle breeds. Members of Frontenac 4H Clubs will serve up local beef burgers fresh off the grill. Visit the 4H display and other Agricultural Booths. A shuttle service will run every half-hour connecting the Verona Cattail Festival with this event.

Morganne Edmison has some very exciting news for Verona. Morganne is starting units of Brownies and Guides in Verona in September at Prince Charles Public School. Brownies (ages 7-9) will meet on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm till 5:00 pm and Guides (ages 9-11) from 5:30 till 7:30 pm on the same night. The organization will have a float in the Verona Cattail Parade showing over 100 years of Guiding. During the year the units will be doing many different things to explore our world and to make a difference. Crafts, guests, trips, experiments and camping are a few things they will do to achieve this. There are linited spots available, register now to avoid disappointment. Registration can be made on their website There is also financial assistance available. You can contact Morganne at or call 613-374-1002

Debbie Lingen

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