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Adopt-A-Barrel 2013
Flower Growing

Published October 29, 2008

Bravo to the Verona Community Association and in particular Debbie Lingen for an informative and enjoyable night of First Impressions. Visitors from Havelock, who had twinned with our village in a program that sends teams from one town to check out another and then report back. We were heartened to see so many people at the presentation, including a few of our most prominent businesses. For details of the evening, check out the article elsewhere in this issue. [on the Frontenac News website]

Nicki Gowdy reports at that last week's Parent Council fundraiser shopping trip 69 people had fun in the rain and raised $350 for Prince Charles P.S. Christmas dinner and free skate coming up this December.

Jen Wagar sends word that the annual Halloween Harvest for the local food bank happens on Friday. While the little ones are scurrying door to door for treats, area teens will canvas throughout the community to collect non-perishable food items. Canned goods (particularly veggies, fruits, soups and sauces; cereal, pastas, granola bars are all good ideas as are personal items like toothpaste, deodorant, dish soap, and toilet paper. This fine initiative uses the idealism of energy of youth to help their less fortunate neighbours, and in the past has collected enough emergency rations to last through Christmas. For information call Jen at the Verona Free Methodist Church 374-1232.

More Halloween doings: St. Patrick School in Harrowsmith is hosting a Halloween Fun Night with fun and games and lots of prizes in aid of its $40,000 playground equipment initiative. For $5 a student or $10 a family you can play as many games as you like, as many times as you like. To top it all off, each games gives you a ticket of raffle prize packages! Wed. October 29 6-7:30

Don't forget your flu shot at the Verona Medical Clinic. The first round is for seniors, people with chronic chest conditions, and young children. Thursday Nov. 6 from 10 - 4 or Tues. Nov. 11 from 2 - 5. All are welcome, whether clinic patients or not. The clinic for people at less risk will be in late November. [schedule available on our Coming Events Calendar]

Several very fine craft sales are on the horizon: Joyce Casement organizes a show every year for local crafters, and it's this weekend at Trinity United Church. This year will feature a bake table by the Heritage Society as well as Christmas puddings by Trinity as well as the fine selection of fine needlework and seasonal goodies Saturday Nov. 1 9-2.

Also this weekend is Marlene Wood's annual White Pine Christmas Craft Sale. You'll find ten crafters and over 1700 items offering gifts and home decor at her home across from Rivendell Golf Course. Fri. Oct. 31 through Sunday Nov. 2. 7416 Hwy. 38 Oct 31, Nov 1 and 2 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next weekend, check out Harrowsmith St. Paul's United Church Craft & Bake sale on There'll be lots of home made items, and draws on themed baskets. You can get lunch too, in support of the church's Mission & Service program. Saturday. Nov 8th. from 9 to 2 p.m.

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