Com­mu­nity re­sponds

The Glengarry News - - Classified­s - News. News The Evan McIn­tosh from west of Win­ners of the June 11 euchre

BY STEVENWARB­URTON

Staff It would be safe to say that Wayne and Linda Lothian, along with their daugh­ter, Rose Huxted, were over­whelmed with the sup­port they wit­nessed Fri­day evening at the Cale­do­nia Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in St-Bernardin. In early May, a fire de­stroyed their barn in Dalkeith, claim­ing the lives of six horses, nine calves, and 17 cows. Mr. Lothian, who says he’s par­tially in­sured for the loss, says the pro­ceeds raised on Fri­day will go to re­build­ing the struc­ture.

Cur­rently, he is await­ing to get the de­sign plans back from an en­gi­neer­ing firm and hopes to have a new barn built in the sum­mer. He is quick to thank all the vol­un­teers who made Fri­day’s event pos­si­ble. Howard Noble and Bill Franklin did much of the plan­ning, Chute-à-Blon­deau res­i­dent Melody Hig­gin­son dec­o­rated the hall, and mu­sic was pro­vided by the Ma­cLeod Fid­dlers, the Old Tyme Fid­dlers, and Fridge Full of Emp­ties. For her part, Ms. Huxted, was also thrilled with the turnout. “It was amaz­ing to see ev­ery­one there, peo­ple from all over the coun­ties,” she wrote in a mes­sage to

“And the sup­port was truly some­thing that leaves you speech­less! Thanks to so many peo­ple, we will be able to re­build and have a barn.”

Aside from the fi­nances, Ms. Huxted says the evening dou­bled as a so­cial op­por­tu­nity. “It was an evening catch­ing up with many folks, and watch­ing kids dance and share mem­o­ries, a few tears were shared in re­mem­ber­ing the an­i­mals lost, and mo­ments shared in the lost barn, but over­all it was a mov­ing evening of per­se­ver­ance of a com­mu­nity in whole.” ple hours to get here.” And yet, these spe­cial­ist events can still make a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the mu­seum’s fi­nan­cial health. Satur­day's less than ideal weather was more than off­set by Sun­day’s sunny skies. As a re­sult, over­all at­ten­dance was up by over 55 per cent com­pared to last year. “This in­crease was partly due to there be­ing more fam­i­lies with chil­dren on Sun­day,” said Jen­nifer. “I'm guess­ing it was a good Fa­ther's Day out­ing.” Or­ga­niz­ers are still tal­ly­ing the fi­nal fig­ures, but it looks like it was a suc­cess­ful fundraiser, rais­ing over $3,000.

Euchre

On top of be­ing the first day of sum­mer, June 21 is the DRA Euchre Lun­cheon in Dun­ve­gan.

Our leader, Ann Ste­wart, has been kid­napped by one of the Maxville Fair com­mit­tees this month, but Dytha Dixon and Lynne Ro­bil­lard have vol­un­teered to take her place. Thank good­ness. So the event will pro­ceed as planned. I lost my trusty score re­porter a while ago, but Lisa Chapman of Dun­ve­gan West has agreed to step in. Lisa will also be help­ing Linda Burgess and I with the lunch.

Mys­tery maker

Brenda Kennedy pro­vided me with more de­tails on the stone path­way dis­cov­ered by Bob Gar­ner and Gwen Bar­rett at a re­cent GPM main­te­nance bee. Brenda clearly re­mem­bers it be­ing laid dur­ing her ten­ure as the mu­seum’s cu­ra­tor dur­ing the 1999 and 2000 sea­sons. “It was put in to re­place the old one made of ce­ment pa­tio stones. That would have been some­time be­tween 1998 and 2000, dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion of the Star Inn.” Un­for­tu­nately, there was a great deal of ren­o­va­tion go­ing on at the mu­seum dur­ing those years and nei­ther Blair Wil­liams nor Brenda re­mem­bers who ac­tu­ally laid the flag­stone path. Per­haps some­one out there does.

Shrink­ing shoulders

Dun­ve­gan saw a strange con­trap­tion on County Road 24 near his home last week. Upon in­ves­ti­ga­tion, he dis­cov­ered that the unit was nar­row­ing the paved shoulders of the County Road by chew­ing up the as­phalt from the outer half of the road­way’s shoul­der and re­plac­ing it with gravel. When Even spoke with the op­er­a­tor, he was told that the specs for the 2019 ver­sion of Dun­ve­gan Road call for a nar­rower paved shoul­der. The Road De­part­ment is prob­a­bly tak­ing a more egal­i­tar­ian ap­proach to shoulders. By delet­ing part of the fancy paved shoul­der the up­per-crust res­i­dents west of the ham­let have en­joyed for years, there may be as­phalt left in the bud­get to pave the road shoulders east of the ham­let, a lux­ury we’ve never en­joyed, or missed for that mat­ter.

Cards

Bridge June 11 N/S 1. Faye Mont­gomery, Pat Gra­ham, 2. Mel Watt, Hugh Wil­son, 3. Gra­cia Seguin, Mar­lene Crowhurst. E/W 1. Bruno, Thérèse Car­rière, 2. Homer Grant, Scott Kathan, 3. Ger­rie Tib­bals, Lorne Nor­man. Fra­ter­nité euchre June 13: Jean-Lu­cien Larocque, Bernie St-Denis, Marcel Ranger, Robert Pa­que­tte, Marcel Cam­peau, Thérèse Car­rière, Gisèle De­coste, Iso­bel MacLen­nan, Lau­retta Lalonde. The door prize went to Yolande Séguin, Marcel Ranger, Lau­retta Lalonde, Lu­cille Massie and the 50/5-5-5 went to Rita MacLen­nan, Bruno Car­rière, Florence Hur­tubise, Jean-Lu­cien Larocque, Marcel Ranger, Gilles De­coste and Yolande Seguin. Our next euchre is June 20; hostesses are Gra­cia Seguin with Ina Mor­ris.

Palace news

party: Marcel Cam­peau, Estelle Brazeau, Agathe Char­bon­neau, Rita MacLen­nan, Margo MacRae, Michel Bour­bon­nais and Edna Laflamme. The door prize went to Cécile Cam­peau and the 50/5-5-5 went to Con­nie MacDon­ald (twice), Edna Laflamme and Mau­rice Séguin.

Our next euchre will be July 9 at 1:30 p.m. June 12, the CWL came to wish a spe­cial birth­day to Mrs. E. Reid who turned 99 years old. Mrs. Reid was a mem­ber for 65 years with the CWL. Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, we had the so­cial hour with the United Church. Thurs­day we cel­e­brated Fa­ther’s Day with a BBQ.

In the af­ter­noon we had the so­cial hour with Sis­ters of Holy Cross.

Canopy sale

The Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Canopy Sale is June 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be free park­ing dur­ing the sale.

Cen­tre cul­turel

L’as­sem­blée an­nuelle générale du Cen­tre cul­turel Les trois p'tits points aura lieu le 25 juin à 19h au cen­tre situé au 280 Boul. In­dus­triel, Alexan­dria. L’or­dre du jour com­prend la présen­ta­tion de la nou­velle pro­gram­ma­tion de 2019-2020, les élec­tions du con­seil d’ad­min­istr­sa­tion. Il y au­ront égale­ment des prix de présence. Con­firmer votre présence par cour­riel: marieclaud­[email protected]­tit­s­points.com ou par télé­phone au 613-525-3393.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle McDonell from North Bay have re­cently vis­ited with Peter and Shirley, Ivan and Su­san and family on the 5th Conc.

Andy and Linda Shott from Man­i­touwadge spent a week vis­it­ing the area.

Con­do­lences to Brian McDon­ald and family on the pass­ing of his sis­ter Karen (McDon­ald) Ruther­ford from Ot­tawa, daugh­ter of the late Clin­ton and Janet McDon­ald.

An­dre Rose­berry from Al­berta vis­ited friends in the area last week.

“Beauty awak­ens the soul to act.” -- D. Alighieri.

Bridge

Party Bridge June 10: 1) Sandy Robert­son, 2) Lorna Snow, 3) Judy Helle. Du­pli­cate Bridge June 11: Sec­tion A N/S: 1) Hanz Schulz, Miche­line Al­lan, 2) Gre­gor Doll, Steve Lass­ner, 3) Fred, Gisèle Le­feb­vre, 4) Ni­cole Lan­dri­ault, Lor­raine Lemire, 5) Gra­cia Séguin, Claudette Drouin. Sec­tion A E/W: 1) Don Dar­ling, Bernice Barlow, 2) Homer, Lorna Grant, 3) Jan­ice, Brian Keen, 4) Pauline Tessier, Lisette Jes­mer, 5) Ger­rie Tib­bals, Gor­don Snook.

Church news

June 22 St. An­drew’s United Church UCW will be re­spon­si­ble for the bake ta­ble at the An­nual Mart­in­town Straw­berry Fes­ti­val at the Mart­in­town Mill start­ing at 10 a.m. There will be no church ser­vice at St. An­drew’s June 23. In­stead, there will be a joint ser­vice at Chalmers United Church, Finch at 11 a.m. where we will cel­e­brate Con­fir­ma­tion and Com­mu­nion.

Mart­in­town Mill

This is it! The An­nual Mart­in­town Mill Straw­berry Fes­ti­val – af­ter much breath­hold­ing as to whether we would be able to have fresh, lo­cal straw­ber­ries – is slated for June 22.

The mill is known for be­ing the first in the area to bring out the short­cake, berries, ice cream, whipped cream, straw­berry lemon­ade, and of course the won­der­ful bake sale which comes to us each year from a ro­tat­ing church ladies group. We are also known for our en­ter­tain­ment: this year it’s Django Li­bre.

In­side the mill, there have been quite a few im­prove­ments, and ad­di­tional ef­forts to show the his­tory of the build­ing by bring­ing some of the old equip­ment back to life.

STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO

BEN­E­FIT DANCE: Rose Huxted, Wayne and Linda Lothian at a dance held Fri­day to help them re­build their barn, which they lost in a fire in early May.

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