The Knowl­ton Lions sup­port the Brome Mis­sisquoi Youth Foun­da­tion

Sherbrooke Record - - BROMECOUNTY - Sub­mit­ted by Knowl­ton Lions Club By Louise Smith

At the check pre­sen­ta­tion, from left to right So­nia Raikes Smith, pres­i­dent of the Brome Mis­sisquoi Youth Foun­da­tion and Lions mem­ber Win­ston Ma­son.

At a re­cent meet­ing the mem­bers of the Knowl­ton Lions Club agreed to give a con­tri­bu­tion of $1,000 to the Brome Mis­sisquoi Youth Foun­da­tion. The lo­cal Lions Club wanted to rec­og­nize the ex­cep­tional work of the Foun­da­tion in pro­vid­ing a well su­per­vised, struc­tured,

sup­port­ive and con­struc­tive en­vi­ron­ment for Mon­térégie and Brome Mis­sisquoi youth at risk, aged 12 to 17 years old. The Foun­da­tion also pro­vides schol­ar­ship funds for trade and aca­demic cour­ses. Over the years the Knowl­ton Lions Club has been a reg­u­lar sup­porter of this lo­cal based or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The town crest of Farn­ham used to be on dis­play in all of its park signs. When I went to the town hall no one could think of any­where in town to­day that the crest is in use. They do have crest pins on sale for two dol­lars at town hall, but that is the only place you will see the crest.

Farn­ham gets its name from an English town in the county of Surrey, south­west of Lon­don, Eng­land. Part of its English her­itage is ac­knowl­edged in the town crest. The large English rose in the cen­ter of the crest is in homage to the All­sopp fam­ily, one of the found­ing fam­i­lies in the area. Sa­muel Gale was the first, granted Con­ces­sion A as a town­ship in 1798, fol­lowed by the de­scen­dents of Colonel Abra­ham Guyler in 1805 get­ting Con­ces­sion B, and Con­ces­sion C was granted to Ge­orge All­sopp in 1808(son of the el­der Ge­orge All­sopp who had at one time been a busi­ness part­ner with Sir Thomas Dunn whose name is given to the town of Dun­ham). There is also a street named af­ter Ge­orge All­sopp in Farn­ham.

The seven tow­ers at the top of the crest in­di­cate that Farn­ham is a town. The white stripe down the mid­dle rep­re­sents the Ya­maska River. The sheaf of wheat rep­re­sents the im­por­tance of agri­cul­ture in Farn­ham’s past. The two gears rep­re­sent in­dus­try in the town. The crest is sur­rounded by maple leaves to show its con­nec­tion to Canada.

The town’s motto in Latin is “Bono­rum Labo­rum Glo­rio­sus est Fruc­tus” which trans­lates as “Good Labour Yields Glo­ri­ous and Fruit­ful Re­sults.” The crest on the town web­site does not show the town motto or the tow­ers at the top and the maple leaves sur­round­ing the crest.

The new town logo, the dou­ble F was in­tro­duced in Septem­ber 2013. The F is ob­vi­ously for Farn­ham. The sweep­ing blue line makes a cal­li­graphic “f” to pay homage to the ances­tors. The sep­a­ra­tion of the two “f”s in­di­cates a rail­way line. The green colour rep­re­sents growth and the leaf rep­re­sents youth and new growth. The blue rep­re­sents the wa­ter that runs through town.

As lo­gos go, it is one of the most de­vel­oped of the sim­pler des­ig­na­tions be­ing used by towns in the Town­ships. It is on all of the park signs in town. But I wish that while us­ing the newer sim­pler lo­gos, that each town would also show­case their crests as well, as they show­case more of each town’s his­tory.

PHOTO: FARN­HAM CITY HALL WEB­SITE

The crest of Farn­ham

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