Published July 23, 2009
The excitement is building as the Verona Festival dates of August 7, 8 and 9 approach. All the favourites will be there including the Duct Tape Boat races, the Soap Box Derby, three days filled with musical entertainment and so much more. Plus there will be new venues including the Celebrity Dunk Tank, the Cameron Kids Dress Up Photo Shoot, Verona Express Kids' Train Ride. For the full schedule visit
Avoid the long line-ups for admission on opening night of the Verona Festival. The Festival Admission buttons are now available for sale. For only $5.00 you will get admission for all three days of the Festival, days that will be filled with fun, games, incredible entertainment, delicious food and so much more. What a deal! Early purchase of the buttons also entitles you to the Early bird Draw. The prize will be an item with a value of $100. Pick up your buttons at one of these locations. Mom Restaurant, Bravo Restaurant, Bank of Montreal. Toppers Convenience, Verona Convenience, Verona Rona Hardware, Tiffanies and Leonard Fuels.
The Verona Farmers Market was hopping on Saturday. The Festival train, the Verona Express, made its debut. The conductor, Wayne Conway, was kept busy all morning, taking very eager young passengers for rides around the grounds. From the sound of train whistles and childrens laughter, it was clear that the train rides were a great success. The train will be a highlight of the Verona Festival just two weeks away. The train was created by the hard work of the Wednesday Morning Club, a group of men and women volunteers who meet every Wednesday morning to tackle building projects and "fix it up" tasks for different organizations in Verona.
Another building project that the group recently completed was the 9 hole mini golf course. It made its debut at the Lions Jamboree to the delight of young and old alike. The mini golf will also be located at the Verona Festival. The mini golf course is available for rental to the public and organizations. For information on terms of rental, contact Frank York 374-2835 or John McDougall 374-2516.
Don't forget to give at the Blood Donor Clinic, Thursday July 23, The Verona Lions Club will be hosting the Clinic from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at the Verona Lions Hall on Sand Rd.
The Third annual Mike Smith Charity Golf Tournament will be played Thursday July 23 at Rivendell Golf Course. Proceeds will go towards the North Frontenac Community Centre and North Frontenac Minor Hockey. Nearly $40,000 has been raised to date. This year the charity is hoping to raise $25,000. The roster of 144 spots was filled early with many celebrity golfers among the players.
The second annual Frontenac Old Time Music Championship will be held July 25 and 26 from 9am to 9 pm at Picadilly Hall, 1025 Oak Flats Rd. Admission Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Family (up to 5) $ 20.00, children under 12 free. (except for contestants.) Complete schedule available at www.frontenacoldtimemusic.com
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