Time to pick your but­ton

The Glengarry News - - Garrynews -

April 26 is the dead­line for peo­ple to vote for their favourites in the fourth an­nual, and ever pop­u­lar, Alexan­dria and Dis­trict Lions Club’s Canada Day Pa­rade But­ton Draw­ing Con­test. In this edi­tion and the April 17 edi­tion of

The News, you will find the five fi­nal­ists, and a bal­lot.

Make your selec­tions and vote by April 26 by e-mail at Alexan­dri­alion­[email protected]­mail.com or re­turn your bal­lots to The News, or Papeterie Alexan­dria Sta­tionery.

The peo­ple’s choices will be an­nounced in the May 1 edi­tion of The News.

Again this year, the re­sponse to the con­test was good, says Canada Day com­mit­tee chair Cassie Depratto-Nutt.

This year, no less than 371 en­tries were en­tered by pupils from pupils at Wil­liamstown, Maxville and Lag­gan pub­lic schools, École Elda-Rouleau and École Terre des Je­unes, in Alexan­dria, and École de l’Ange-gar­dien in North Lan­caster.

All schools in Glen­garry were asked to par­tic­i­pate. In the con­test organized by the Lions and

The Glen­garry News, children born in 2007 or af­ter and who live in Glen­garry County, were en­cour­aged to cre­ate a lapel but­ton de­sign based on the July 1 pa­rade theme.

The grand prize win­ner will win $100 in Cham­ber of Com­merce dol­lars while the four fi­nal­ists will each win $25 in cham­ber bucks.

The win­ning de­sign will be re­pro­duced on lapel but­tons that will be sold for $1 each from any Alexan­dria and Dis­trict Lions Club mem­ber, dur­ing the Canada Day pa­rade, and at

The Glen­garry News and Papeterie Alexan­dria Sta­tionery.

Madi­son Bruyere, a grade 6 pupil at Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School, won the con­test last year.

RICHARD MAHONEY PHOTO

COLD WEL­COME: These snow geese prob­a­bly did not ex­pect to see such cold con­di­tions as they flocked north­ward. Thou­sands of the mi­gra­tory birds touched down on the Beaudette River near Green Val­ley last week. While the spec­ta­cle has be­come a lo­cal rite of spring, Old Man Win­ter con­tin­ued to linger this week.

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