Published July 2, 2009
Sitting at the water's edge with your son or daughter, fishing lines extended peacefully into the rippling waters, just you and your child....Does it make a difference? You bet! - Sharon Rushton
School is over, the kids are home. The great news is that there is a lot to do in Verona.
The Verona Heritage Society will be holding their annual Old Fashioned Strawberry Social at Trinity United Church, Saturday July 4, 1 to 4 pm. Home made biscuits with strawberries and hand made whip cream with beverage. All this for only $ 5.00. Yummy!
Get hooked on free family fishing! No fishing licence is required on Saturday July 11. To coincide with National Fishing Week, the Portland Fire Department will hold their Bass Fishing Derby on Saturday July 11. Great prizes for all ages. Prizes range from a 14 foot Lund boat (LD Power Sports) with EZ load trailer (Leonard Fuels) for the adults to a 90cc ATV ( Canadian Tire) for the kids (12 and under) Tickets available at Leonards Fuels, Hartington and Papa Petes, Harrowsmith.
Fish during the day, then head to Verona Sands Road for the Lion's Club Jamboree for three evenings of great fun and games. The Jamboree will be here, July 9, 10 & 11. There will be games of chance, great Bingo prizes, famous jamboree burgers and fries along with a fantastic midway. Canteen opens at 5:00 PM, other activities start at 6:30 pm.
Verona's second free "Music in the Park" summer concert will be held Sunday July 12 at McMullen Beach. Catch the country music of the Red Rose Express from 2 to 4 pm.
The Verona Lions Club held an Annual Year End Banquet June 26, thanking volunteers and sponsors for their contribution over the past year. Lion's President Wayne Conway presented a cheque to the Verona Community Association for the "Find a Doc" campaign. This donation was made possible through the generosity of the late Lion's club member Donna Clarke. To top the evening off, Frank York was named " Lion of the Year". This year the Verona Lions Club will be celebrating their 60 years of service in this community. Our hats are off to this organization that is a major contributor to community life in Verona.
Congratulations to Edward Goodfellow and Andrew Fazazkerley. On one of the hottest and most humid days so far this summer, they endured a grueling 24 hours of continuous play on the Rivendell golf course for the "Strokes Fore Hopes" Cancer fund. Final word is not in on total donations, however so far the donations are well in excess of last year's total. I will keep you posted.
Godfrey resident, Amanda O'Connor's sleep was interrupted by a barking dog. She expected to see a raccoon or porcupine searching for seeds underneath her bird feeder. Imagine her surprise when she saw a moose trotting across the lawn and then proceeding south down the middle of 38 Hwy. A very unusual sighting this far south.
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