The Glengarry News

Correspond­ents

- TAMMY KENNY 613-528-4907 martintown­news @ outlook. com

Bridge

Results for Party Bridge June 13: 1) Sandy Robertson, 2) Don Darling, 3) Pat Weldon. Results for Tuesday Afternoon Pairs June 14: Section A N/ S: 1) Elizabeth Marjerriso­n, Jim Campbell, 2) Marion Lemieux, Suzanne Bourbonnai­s, 3) Terri Lalonde, Brenda Long, Section A E/W: 1) Judy Bradacs, Paul Clarke, 3) Jean- Marie Morin, Tony Rossini, 4) Gail Wells, Nicole Tourangeau, Section B N/S: 1) Janie MacDiarmid, Lucy Jarrett, 2) Fred, Gisèle Lefebvre, 3) Lise Proulx, Katherine Runnalls. Section B E/W: 1) Del Roulston, Pat Weldon, 2) Marjorie Mertl, Bernice Barlow, 3) Karen Davison-Wood, Karen Paavila.

Church

June 26 Martintown St. Andrew’s United Church will worship in a joint service at St. James, Avonmore at 10 a.m. followed by a family picnic in the Macintosh Park in Berwick. All ages welcome. Rev. Ian MacMillan and the congregati­on of St. Andrew's Presbyteri­an Church would like to thank the Martintown Mill for asking them to participat­e once again with a bake sale at the Strawberry Festival. A huge Thank You goes out to all those who purchased baked goods and to those who donated money over and above the cost of the baking. Also a big Thank You to our great bakers and volunteers who worked Friday night and Saturday. This year was a huge success and 100% of the sales of $913 will be sent through our church to aid the fire victims in Fort McMurray.

If you purchased a pie and left it behind at the barbecue location of Gary and Tammy Myers, your pie is safe and can be claimed by calling Wayne or Jean McNaughton at 613-5284653.

Mill

It was a great Strawberry Festival and opening weekend of the 2016 season of the Martintown Mill. The music by David McPhee and his student in the morning was toe-tapping and was appreciate­d by everyone. Don Blackadder and his son, Rory, piped in the opening ceremony to celebrate the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant received by the Mill. Thank you to our guests for the celebratio­n; Benoit Paré from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our MPP for StormontDu­ndas- South Glengarry Jim McDonell. There was a special award presented to Jean Butler by our MP Guy Lauzon for her many years of dedicated service to the Mill and community. We would like to thank all the friends and supporters who came and enjoyed the beautiful weather and the strawberri­es from Martintown’s Nick Body from Beautyrock Plantation which sold out in no time! The festival was a great success with over 250 strawberry shortcakes sold! Special thanks to two-yearold Ava who set up an impromptu lemonade stand and raised funds for the Mill. The activity continued on Father's Day with the opening of the farmers' market and the Mill artists. Next Sunday the market will have baking of Jo Sweet, vegetables from the garden by Anne Cadotte, Bob Taylor with his incredible Thai food and selection of delicious samplers from The Grand Hotel. Outside will be Anne Shaver with handmade pillows, Sandra Jarvo and hand- painted rocks, Donald Thomson's hand-made bird houses and furniture and Pattie Smith's repurposed furniture and eclectic items. The returning artists will be Brenda Mader, Barbara Darling, Claudine Trottier and Barb Bracken.

Bocce

Top performers in Week 5 of Martintown Goodtimers Bocce play at Buckland Courts in Glen Malloch were Mark Marshall, Bev Leroux and Janis Maquette. Following close behind were Lucy Colosimo, Barbara, Rob Gale, Sandra Jarvo, Mary, Murray Moore, Jim and Art Buckland. Mark Marshall initiated a Bocce Court Maintenanc­e Fund by supplying items for sale, such as fine English bone china ware, with proceeds for court constructi­on and maintenanc­e. Vastly contrastin­g weather required different court wear, last week scarves and gloves and this week shorts. The internatio­nal flavour continued as last week a guest from Palm Beach and this week Veronica Jones arrived from Bremen, Germany to visit with parents Ken and Claudia Jones and took time to play, and win.

United Ladies Church Group

The Ladies of St. Andrew’s United Churchhost­ed their annual Ladies Dinner Out June 13 when 50 ladies from Avonmore, Finch, Williamsto­wn and Cornwall gathered for an amazing meal at The Grand. Quilts belonging to Jan Buckland and members of the church and community were hung throughout the hotel. Jan gave a brief history on each quilt, to the delight of everyone. Guest speaker was Tara MacWhirter, Founder and CEO of Garden Path Homemade Soap in Vankleek Hill. Tara entertaine­d the ladies with how she started her business of making specialty moisturizi­ng bar soaps, bars for eczema, natural bath and beauty products. Guided or self-guided tours are available at her shop, 284 Pleasant Corner Road East in Vankleek Hill. Tara also highlighte­d her Monarch Butterfly Educationa­l Centre. Visitors are welcome year-round. You can learn more about her products at www.gardenpath­soap.com

July 1

The Firefighte­rs Associatio­n will once again be letting off fireworks at dusk July 1 (weather permitting). There will be drinks and chips given out prior to the fireworks show. There are donation jars at the Martintown Diner and at K’Cee Store so if you have a few loonies/twonies weighing down your wallets please leave them in the jars and help out the local fire associatio­n. K’Cee’s will also be holding a 50/50 draw at the store with the proceeds going towards the fireworks.

Park Associatio­n

The Park Associatio­n will be holding a fundraisin­g BBQ July 1 in front of K’Cee’s store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling hamburgers and hot dogs with all proceeds going towards Phase II of the park. Stop by and get your lunch.

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award. It is awarded to the person who through ability, cooperatio­n and example, has contribute­d the most to the athletic program at GDHS.• Property taxes will be going up in Lochiel Township between 3.67 and 3.72 per cent for public school supporters and 4.06 and 4.09 per cent for separate school supporters in the budget adopted by Lochiel township council on June 11.• South Glengarry residents are putting their money, time and farm equipment together once again to grow a 40-acre crop of corn for the Char-Lan Foodgrains Bank. The crop, or its profits, will be sent out to areas plagued by famine.• A single bolt of lightning killed 16 cows and a stocker belonging to Henry and Dick van der Byl in a field west of Laggan during last Tuesday’s electrical storm.

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