Verona Community Association
Sponsored Events and Programs
Each year the VCA sponsors a regular series of events, and tries to add to them on an on-going basis.
"Christmas in the Village" is an All Day celebration held on the last Sunday in November. All activities, dinner and entertainment at this event will be free.
There are crafts, games, train rides(weather permitting), musical entertainment and Santa Claus makes appearances with the Mrs. Claus. It is a great start to the holiday Season.
From 1pm to 5pm, the Lions Hall will become a centre for fun, entertainment and games. The whole family will enjoy the Christmas atmosphere as children participate in creating holiday crafts and play holiday games while enjoying snacks and listening to holiday music. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will drop by and provide photo opportunities. Free face painting! As the children play, the adults can keep busy with card and board games. Outside, depending on the weather, the Verona Cattail Train and horse-drawn wagon rides will be running. Hot dogs will be served from 1pm to 5pm. Visitors can enjoy a delicious Chili dinner at 4:30pm.
The Christmas for Kids program demonstrates the community's love and concern by buying special presents for kids in families who are struggling to keep afloat. The presents - stylish warm clothing, books, puzzles, games and stuffed toys - are gaily wrapped and grouped by family for surprise delivery. Funds are raised through special events, personal, business and organization donations and by collection jars throughout the village. More details.
The Verona Festival is a joyful expression of our community. For three days every August, longtime neighbours,
newcomers, and visitors enjoy music, games, food, and good fellowship. Your $5 admission brings you a
weekend of fun. Volunteers work throughout the year, bringing together community organizations, business
sponsors and donors to create the celebration on the weekend after the First of August Holiday.
A first for Verona in the summer of 2009. Free summer concerts! The VCA sponsored a set of three free "Music in the Park" concerts " at McMullen Beach in Verona.
The concerts were a great success and were enjoyed by all. Look for another series in 2010.
Located in the center of Verona on the corner of Main and Water Streets, the Verona Kiosk was a Millennium Project designed to reflect the traditional styles of our agricultural and railroad heritage.
It was completed over several weeks by different groups of volunteer labourers with support from businesses and Government Agencies.
Each year, in order to encourage the beautification of Main Street in Verona, the VCA sponsors the "Adopt-A-Barrel" flower growing competion.
Approximately 35 oak planter barrels are provided and resident gardeners vie for five prizes ranging from $50 to $300 - and all Verona residents and visitors enjoy the flowers!
Each year, the VCA sponsors a Family Fishing Day at McMullen Park. Free BBQ and prizes for the kids, and lots of fun!
Each year, the VCA proposes one Verona citizen as recipient of the Township of South Frontenac Volunteer of the Year for Portland District.