Published May 21, 2009
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
Verona is coming alive with flowers. Thank you to all the businesses that have stocked up on colourful annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. Everything we need to create our gardens is right here in Verona.
Panther Palooza is pouncing on us this Friday evening. And what an evening it will be! Bring your dancing shoes ! A spectacular evening for all, featuring live music by Bauder Road and Bill Hogan and friends, lots of games, food and live and silent auctions. And let's not forget that the winners of the PCPS Idol contest will entertain us with their winning performances from last week's talent show. All this excitement only $ 6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and $ 10.00 for families. It is Prince Charles PS biggest fundraiser of the year. Help to make it the success it deserves to be. See you there! 6 pm. Friday May 22.
Don't put those dancing shoes away! On June 6, dance the night away to the music of Still Standing with Verona's own Bill Lansdell. This dance will be in support of the Frontenac Community Arena Expansion Project. Advance tickets available - Verona Hardware. .Frontenac Community Arena 9pm to 1 am.
Les Moore sends us word that the Hartington and Verona Minor Softball Leagues started their season on May 11. The league would like to thank Ken Harper, Brent Hamilton and Darrell Snider of Rivendell Golf course for the use of their box scraper. Thanks to Ray Moore for dragging the field. The field looks great and is ready for another summer of play. Watch this column for updates of upcoming games.
Summer is fast approaching and so is swimming at our great Verona beach. Sign the children up for swimming lessons at the Princess Anne Community Centre in Hartington, May 27 from 4 to 8 pm.
Final touches are being put in place for the "Music in the Park" Summer Concerts. The first concert will be held June 14, featuring the Confederation Jazz band. This concert is a free event courtesy of the Verona Community Association. It will be the first of three concerts to be held this summer at McMullen Beach. The VCA would like it to become an annual event to join the other special events like the Verona festival and the Lion's Jamboree, events that make Verona an exciting place to live in.
This is National Safe Boating week. Verona is a unique community surrounded by lakes and boating is a big part of our lives. Did you know that 90 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket? New life jackets on the market today make it easier than ever for a boater to have fun and be comfortable wearing them on the water. Be safe, make sure you and your passengers wear life jackets.
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