Published August 6, 2009
Festival, Festival, Festival. And away we go!
This is it! Festival weekend, August 7, 8 and 9. Hundred of hours and months of preparation by dedicated volunteers and the fruits of their labour have ripened. The Verona Festival is a go!!
The festival starts off with the "Parade of Stars" Friday night 7 pm. sharp. The parade route will start along highway 38 (from the corner of Walker St) and progress north along highway 38 and end at Lakeview Gospel Assembly Church.
Highway 38 will be closed in both directions in Verona for about a half hour to allow for the Festival Parade. If you're familiar with the secondary roads, you can bypass the village via Snider Road and First Lake or via Desert Lake Road to Hinchinbrooke Road. Otherwise, plan to travel before 7 or after 7:30.
Watch the parade and stay for the fun and entertainment Friday night. Buy your admission button for only $5.00. (children 12 and under are free) The button is good for admission to the festival for all three days. The admission price also covers all 10 bands that will be playing throughout the three days. Friday night's two bands, Telefoto and Mike Menor & the Amazing Hillbilly Cats will delight young and old alike. And yes, the rumours are true, Elvis will be at the festival Friday night. For full Festival details visit www.veronafestival.com. Prepare to have a fantastic weekend. See you there!
Frontenac Flyers Junior C Hockey Club is going strong and will be holding tryouts Aug. 21, 22, 28 & 29 from 8:30pm - 10:00pm each night. Please arrive between 7:00pm and 7:30pm on Aug. 21 for registration. Location is the Invista Center-Whig Rink, 1350 Gardiners Road at Fortune Crescent. Kudos to the new coach Jeff Denna from Hartington. The hockey club is currently looking for sponsers and executive members. If you are interested in helping with the team or would like more information about the tryouts please contact Willie Wilson-General Manager at 613-374-5637 or 613-483-3379 ,email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
Congratulations to Connie Streatch, owner of the Mud House. Her grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony will be this Saturday August 8, noon, 6698 Main St. (corner of Genge St.).
Verona's "Music in the Park" free summer concert will be held next Sunday August 16th from 2 to 4 pm at McMullen Park and Beach. Come and enjoy the rock and roll music of Bill Lansdell and Friends. This concert is a free event, courtesy of the Verona Community Association. Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. Free parking. For more information contact Marcel Quenneville at 613-374-1982.
Pancake Breakfast on festival grounds, Saturday August 8, 7:30 to 9am, courtesy of the Verona Free Methodist Church. Price by donation.
Fish Fry at Trinity United Church, Saturday August 8, 5 to 7 pm. Adults $ 12.00, Children $ 6.00.
Ecumenical Church service at the Verona Festival, McMullen Park Sunday, August 9, 11.15 a.m.
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