The Glengarry News - - News - There may not have been any corn served at the Glen­garry, Nor’Westers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum in Wil­liamstown last

Pig roast

Once again, we are de­lighted to tell you that the an­nual St. John in the Wildwood pig roast was a sold out af­fair.

Or­ga­niz­ers sold 200 tick­ets to hun­gry diners who came out to the tiny Angli­can church just east of Lancaster on Satur­day evening so they could dine on a roast pig that was pre­pared at A.L. Mac­don­ald Gro­cery Inc. in Wil­liamstown.

In ad­di­tion to the pork sup­per, diners en­joyed some boiled corn and an ar­ray of home­made pies that were baked by mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion.

The event’s pri­mary pur­pose is to raise funds for the church’s on­go­ing main­te­nance, but or­ga­niz­ers also do­nate some money to a num­ber of causes in the area.

In the past, the church has do­nated to the Sir John John­son house in Wil­liamstown, amongst oth­ers. In­deed, as one of the church mem­bers quipped: “We help keep a few build­ings stand­ing.”

Char­lot­ten­burgh Park

Speak­ing of corn, a whole lot of it was served at Char­lot­ten­burgh Park on Satur­day af­ter­noon as part of the park’s an­nual corn roast.

Park man­ager Bruce Mac­Don­ald, who presided over a bar­be­cue filled with hot dogs and ham­burg­ers, told us that the park had pur­chased 25 dozen ears of corn from Wil­liamstown-based Lang’s Sweet Corn to make the event hap­pen.

By the way, the corn roast is now in its eighth year and it al­ways dou­bles as a fundraiser. This year, the pro­ceeds of the corn roast will go to Chil­dren’s Hospital of East­ern On­tario.

The corn roast was a wellat­tended af­fair that fea­tured a magic show by Corn­wall ma­gi­cian, Anthony Lee.

Wine and cheese

Wed­nes­day evening but there was cer­tainly plenty of wine and cheese.

The rea­son, of course, the an­nual wine and cheese fundraiser. We caught up with the fundraiser’s or­ga­nizer, Joyce Lewis, and she sent us the fol­low­ing thoughts:

“Af­ter such a long hot sum­mer, the or­ga­niz­ers were wor­ried that at­ten­dance at the event would be neg­a­tively af­fected. But, as usual, Glen­gar­ri­ans ral­lied to the cause. More than 140 peo­ple en­joyed meet­ing with friends over a glass of vino and some fine cheeses while con­tribut­ing to the run­ning of our lovely lit­tle mu­seum.”

She adds that door prizes were won by Wal­ter Mac­Don­ald, Una Thain and Pam La­marche and that the 50/50 was won by David MacLeod who is the fa­ther of the mu­seum’s sum­mer stu­dent, Madi­son.

Quite the paint­ing

While we’re on the sub­ject of the wine and cheese fundraiser, we’d like to tell you about a unique paint­ing that was auc­tioned off there.

The paint­ing was done by Katie La­marche as part of the mu­seum’s former farm­ing ex­hibit. It de­picts only a farmer’s boot-clad feet as he stands in a field.

“I wanted to cap­ture an in­ti­mate per­spec­tive of the farmer and his work,” says the 23-yearold Sandy­wood Es­tates res­i­dent. “And the ground is where the farmer’s work comes from.”

We’re not art crit­ics, but we sus­pect that Miss La­marche’s paint­ing cap­tures a farmer’s essence much more than would a sweep­ing panorama of crops, trac­tors, si­los and sky.

By the way, the paint­ing was won by South Glen­garry coun­cil­lor Lyle War­den.

HGMH bar­be­cue

We apol­o­gize if this week’s edi­tion of Glen­garry Scene con­tains more corn ref­er­ences than usual. But it shouldn’t be a sur­prise see­ing as how Sum­mer is end­ing, the corn is ripe, and lots of peo­ple and cor­po­ra­tions are hold­ing cook­outs be­fore the Fall colours take over. One of those or­ga­ni­za­tions is Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hospital, which held a staff and vol­un­teer ap­pre­ci­a­tion bar­be­cue on Tues­day evening at Is­land Park in Alexan­dria. Hospital CEO Linda Mor­row said the event was open to staff, vol­un­teers and their fam­i­lies. There were ham­burg­ers, cot­ton candy, desserts, sal­ads, and a great big in­flat­able bounce cas­tle for the kid­dies. There was corn, too.

Travel ad­vi­sory

More road constructi­on work is un­der­way in South Glen­garry.

Be­tween now and Septem­ber 16, County Road 2, from Head Street in Lancaster east to County Road 26, will be closed for re­pairs. An­other seg­ment of County Road 2 – from the east en­trance of the Pi­lot Fly­ing J Travel Cen­tre/Truck Stop to 4th Line Road – is also cur­rently be­ing up­graded. County Road 23, be­tween Con­ces­sions 2 and 4, was also re­cently closed to fa­cil­i­tate the re­place­ment of un­der­ground ser­vices. That stretch of road re-opened last week.


A LIT­TLE CORN, A LIT­TLE MAGIC: Sum­mer­stown res­i­dents Bri­anna Brixhe, 13, and her mother, Vicky, were among the sev­eral peo­ple to en­joy a corn roast at Char­lot­ten­burgh Park on Satur­day af­ter­noon. The event also fea­tured a magic show from Corn­wall’s...


WINE AND CHEESE: Glen­garry, Nor’Westers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum wine and cheese fundraiser or­ga­nizer Joyce Lewis dis­plays a sam­ple of the many cheeses of­fered at last Wed­nes­day’s event.


CORN AT THE PARK: Brian Todd, Hu­man Re­sources Man­ager at Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hospital, and hospital CEO Linda Mor­row with some freshly boiled corn at the hospital’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion pic­nic on Tues­day.


READY FOR THE ROAST: St. John in the Wildwood Church mem­bers Gra­ham Wells, Lyse Row­land, Stu­art Up­ton and Ray O’Collin are shown shuck­ing corn on Satur­day af­ter­noon in prepa­ra­tion for that evening’s an­nual pig roast.

Katie La­marche with paint­ing

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