Our County Correspondents
Last Friday’s pasta supper hosted by St. Margaret of Scotland parishioners was a resounding success. The weather was clear during the early part of the evening, which was a relief to the organizers. Diners came early and stayed on for a spell, lingering over their meal and visiting with the other patrons, who came from all across Glengarry. Plate after plate of lasagna and spaghetti were dished out from the kitchen. The ladies tending the dessert table were equally busy, since people couldn’t decide which of the many home-baked treats they wanted; two or three different servings were the norm. Yum! Many thanks to everyone who came out for the evening. Until next year!
Kyle McDonell and I attended the Seaway Valley Theatre Company’s production of
last Saturday night. It was lovely, and we very much enjoyed the show. The tickets were a Christmas gift from Duncan MacDonald, which made the excursion all the more appreciated. We sat beside Duncan’s aunts, Lynn MacDonald and Betty McDonald, and so had a chance to visit with them during the intermission. We were impressed with the performance by Cullen MacNaughton, son of Shannon (McLeod) and Lyndon MacNaughton and a grandson of our neighbour Roddy McLeod. Cullen played Jack, and a very good job he did, too. Once we made the connection, we saw lots of Cullen’s relatives in the audience.
Best birthday wishes are extended this week to my nephew Iain Simpson for Feb. 25, and to my brother-in-law Andy Lamothe for the 28th. Happy birthday, gentlemen.
Her family has requested a special greeting for Lorraine Cameron, who as a Leap Year baby gets to celebrate her birthday on the actual date in 2016. As her son Alan notes, Lorraine will be 21 February 29 this year; finally, legal in every state!
I think Grant and Alan should take you on a road trip to celebrate, Lorraine, don’t you? Happy birthday!
Lorna MacLeod is also a Leap Year celebrant, so she’ll celebrate on the 29th as well. Happy birthday, Lorna, with best wishes for the year to come!
Congratulations going out to the winner of the draw of $1,000 of groceries at Your Independent Grocers held by the Knights of Columbus, Green Valley. The winning ticket was drawn by eight-year-old altar boy Samuel Ménard, of Green Valley, and the lucky winner is Jacques Théoret, of Green Valley.
Got a call from Monique Lanstrom who would like to let all bingo players know that a turkey and ham bingo will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Salle Sacré Coeur in Alexandria. All money raised will go to St. Finnan’s School. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. You must be over 18 to play. For more information, call Monique at 613-525-4779.
If you like spaghetti and good music, well, the parish of St. Martin de Tours in Glen Robertson will be holding a jamboree with supper and dance music Saturday, March 5, from 4 p.m. to midnight.
All money raised will go toward the purchase of a new furnace for their church. This evening is organized by the parishioners and the Knights of Columbus council 12865.
A trip to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montréal is organized for Thursday, March 18. The bus will leave Église Sacré Coeur at 9 a. m. and will stop in Glen Robertson for those wishing to go and will leave Montréal at around 4 p.m. for the return trip. For more information please call Liliane Ricard at 613874-2181.
Get well wishes going out to cousin fireman Randy Robertson after an accident while on duty as a fireman. He is home and on the mend.
Everyone who is either firemen, police, ambulance workers, etc., who work at dangerous jobs should be commended more often. They risk their lives for us. Hats off to all you men and women.
How did you like our crazy winter this past week? First Family Day, then a snow and ice storm that kept buses and students home.
How glad I am to not be doing that job anymore. Hats off to all bus drivers, a job that teachers would not touch with a ten-foot pole.
God bless and have a safe week.