Summer Market & Giant Book Sale
CFUW Sherbrooke & District is pleased to announce its annual Summer Market and Giant Book Sale at 6 Church St., Lennoxville on Friday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. – 2: p.m. This year’s Silent Auction items range from gift certificates from businesses throughout the Townships to valuable items such as Canadiens hockey tickets, spa treatments and paintings. There will be a Raffle, Attic Treasures and Antiques, Baked Goods, Jams and Jellies, Fresh Garden Produce and Much, Much More. There are thousands of books displayed for easy browsing. Students are welcome. Please bring your own bag; the church is wheelchair accessible. All money raised supports scholarships, bursaries for local students and our annual public speaking contest.
Aennifer Young, the founder of the animal shelter and adoption service, The Pet Connection, appeared before the Sherbrooke council on Monday evening with a petition and a request for the city to create a public seated Pet Tribunal. Ms. Young was motivated to take the action after hearing about the case of “Toxon”, a pit bull that was euthanized two days after it got into a fight with a smaller dog. According to a press release, the petition, which has six hundred names on it, wants the city “to amend the death sentence pertaining to domestic animals, dogs, where dog conflicts are concerned.”