Marlington Cemetery Annual Fundraiser
Thefirst of five card parties being held for the benefit of the Marlington Cemetery started off on August 2nd, with 500 being played at 8 tables. After an afternoon of playing cards, prizes were handed out to Nancy Spalding for ladies high with a told of 6,140. Men’s high went to Barbara Wing, playing as a man, with a total of 6,060. Any 10 bid went to Jean Martin and the trick taken with a 4 went to Barbara Wing. The skunk prize was taken by Archie St. Onge, also, door prizes were won by many lucky card players. After the prize giving lunch was served and birthday wishes went to Gail Bullock Judd who celebrated her birthday August 1st. Despite the warm weather everyone enjoyed the afternoon of cards.
from page 5 make a life here. His studies are his first step in securing a productive future in the region. The Rotary Club was pleased to award their annual scholarship to such an enthusiastic and focused student.
Joe was asked what prompted him to enter the contest. Originally he said he wasn’t going to enter. However, after expressing doubt that he could win to his mother, Joe confessed that she prompted him to enter, pointing out he would never know unless he tried. Joe, at his mother’s urging, did enter and was awarded the scholarship on August 2nd at the Rotary of the Boundary meeting held at the Dufferin Heights Golf Course. and musical touring event, which was created by the famous French virtuoso pianist, composer, writer and poet Marc Vella and will cover 5000 kilometres in this province, will actually perform in North Hatley on August 11th, and in Sherbrooke on August 11th and 12th.
This touring group of volunteer musicians of the highest calibre have been bringing not only free concerts to people around the world for the last ten years, but a message of love that they share with their ‘guerilla kisses and hugs’. Their reason for touring every year, as described on their website, is: “to reignite in the hearts of men the fire of joy and the faith in humanity.” They typically will visit rural areas, prisons, hospitals, seniors residences and rehabilitation centres.
“The tour began on August 4th, in Montreal, and we were able to get them to come to North Hatley,” explained North Hatley councillor, Gerald Ostiguy. “It’s nice that we got the four churches and the Merchant’s Association to support their visit,” he added. A special event has been organized around their visit: the Fete de la Paix, l’Amour et la Fraternité. The touring company will arrive at River Park at 11:00 am this Thursday to meet with people and spread their message on non-violent conflict resolution. This will be followed by a free corn roast and pot luck lunch at noon and then a free concert at 2:00, also in River Park. Later, at 8:00 pm, they will perform in Sherbrooke at the Sanctuaire de Beauvoir with the Universal Choir, and the following day at Belvedere Park, at noon, with the Jeunes musiciens de monde, and at 4:15 at the Festival des traditions du monde at Parc Centrale.
The Caravan will be travelling around Quebec until September 5th, 2011.