Vil­lage presents spe­cial birth­day gift

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - -- Richard Ma­honey

Claude Provost re­ceived a birth­day gift from the com­mu­nity when he turned 98 March 20.

When a thief stole a door push bar from Mr. Provost’s store in Moose Creek, res­i­dents de­cided to try to re­place the vin­tage 7-Up push bar.

Mr. Provost was un­der­stand­ably thrilled when he was pre­sented with the an­tique item.

“He couldn't be­lieve how much it looked like the one that was stolen and that it was an ac­tual orig­i­nal piece from 1956,” re­lates Wendy Hill who along with her son came up with the idea of or­ga­niz­ing the drive to raise funds in or­der to buy a re­place­ment.

“We spoiled him with two birth­day cakes made by ladies in the com­mu­nity and he was so touched know­ing the vil­lage of Moose Creek loves him and ap­pre­ci­ates him,” she adds.

“He is not go­ing to let the thief bring him down and looks for­ward to the re­place­ment push bar be­ing re-in­stalled ex­actly where it be­longs, on the front door to Provost Gen­eral Store!” Of course, se­cu­rity up­grades will take place in or­der to pre­vent any fur­ther thefts.

PHOTO COUR­TESY WENDY HILL

VIL­LAGE GIVES BACK: Claude Provost with his spe­cial birth­day present.

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