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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published July 28, 2011

Only one week to go and the Verona Cattail Festival will be here. The Festival will happen all over Verona - from the Lions Club Centre to McMullen Park. One of the highlights on Sunday is the Classic Car Show at McMullen Park. This is the 16th year for the car show and what started as a 40 car event has blossomed into a huge annual event at the festival with over 150 classic beauties. Cars from eras that our great grand parents drove will be there. Cars from every decade, from 1910 to present, will be represented. Entrants are eligible for many draws that will be held and trophies and awards will also be awarded. If you have a golden oldie that you want to enter in the Car Show contact Ed at 613-374-2966 for more details. Coffee, donuts and entertainment will be available on site. Visit The Classic Car Show in McMullen Park on Sunday August 7 from 10:00 am to 3 pm

While you are at McMullen Park, drop by and watch the fun at the SoapBox Derby. This is held on Charlie's Hill on Lakeview Drive behind the large soccer field in McMullen Park. Kids are welcome to try their hand at an afternoon of racing, with the Festival's own cars, All the children need is their bike helmet and an adult to sign a permission/waiver form. Registration is $2.00 per rider. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Sunday, August 7 from noon to 2 pm.

The Local Family Farms Store will host the Frontenac Cattleman's Association Annual Local Beef Promo day on Saturday, August 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet Frontenac County Beef Farmers. Come loaded with questions! Visit the live cattle displays. See our region's variety of cattle breeds. Members of Frontenac 4H Clubs will serve up local beef burgers fresh off the grill. Visit the 4H display and other Agricultural Booths. A shuttle service will run every half-hour connecting the Verona Cattail Festival with this event.

The Frontenac Farmers Market is bustling with fresh produce and baked goods. One new vendor with an exciting product is Marion Koch of Pampered Soul. Marion carries organic teas and an assortment of tea cakes, your choice of either organic or gluten free. I tried some of each and they are heavenly. Saturdays, the Farmers Market is the place to be. Verona Lions Centre, Verona Sand Road, 9 am to 1 pm.

There will be a Music and Theatre Camp at Bellrock Community Hall, August 15 to 19, 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Ottawa musician and music-educator, Gloria Clarke, will lead the camp using improvisation, movement, speech, and visual art. Cost $150. Contact Karen for more information and/or to register: (613) 374-1303

Is everyone's float ready for the Cattail Festival parade? Can't wait to see Verona's and areas residents and businesses imaginations at work. Don't forget, the parade is on a new day and time. Saturday morning at 10 am.

Debbie Lingen

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