Showcasing the beauty of Trent Lakes
Township committees inspect municipality’s properties on fall tour
Members of the economic development and the parks, recreation and culture committees of the Municipality of Trent Lakes were on the move Oct. 4.
Under the direction of Matt Perkins, maintenance supervisor, the group visited municipal halls and community centres, cemeteries, public beaches, boat launches, and sports complexes.
Starting at the Buckhorn Community Centre, an independently-owned and operated facility, they travelled to the municipal properties of Sandy Beach, Lakehurst Hall and Lakehurst Cemetery. Then they went north to the Cavendish Community Centre, Mississauga Dam Road, Beaver Lake Road, Cold Lake Access, the boat launch at the second bridge on Beaver Lake Road, Pencil Lake Access, Salacoa boat launch, White Lake Beach, Galway Community Centre and then back south, stopping at Nogie’s Creek Cemetery and the municipal hall. The travellers got a good idea of the township geography and the infrastructure needed to connect us.
At many of the locations the municipality is responsible for maintenance and garbage collection.
At Sandy Lake Beach, for example, paths have been covered with wood chips, new accessible picnic tables have been added, and drainage issues on the path leading from the parking lot to the beach have been addressed. At Lakehurst Hall, the Cavendish Community Centre and the Galway Community Centre boards report to the municipality when they have a meeting, and needs are made known.
Beaches such as White Lake Beach reminded many of the tour members of the beauty of this land that we live in and motivated ideas for sharing this land with others.
Buckhorn Wood Carvers
Host carving clubs — Buckhorn Carvers, Caygeon Carvers and Peterborough and District Woodcarvers — welcomed more than 700 people to the Kawartha Carving Competition on Sept. 14 in Bobcaygeon. There were birds, waterfowl, animals, relief sculptures, chip carving, caricatures and wood burning at all levels from novice to expert.
From the Buckhorn Carvers, Gord Black received first place in open class for his Rooster Fish. In the novice class John Tollett placed first with his Rainbow Trout, Don Moore second with a Rainbow Trout and Barb Strabac third with yet another Rainbow Trout. Nick Saccitiello received an honourable mention in the novice category for his Rainbow Trout.
Chick’n’ Rib Dinner
St. Matthew-St. Aidan Anglican Church, 1937 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn, is hosting a fundraising Chicken and Rib Dinner on Oct. 21at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go toward supporting the breakfast program at Buckhorn Public School, Community Outreach, and the work of St. Matthew-St. Aidan’s Anglican Church.
The menu will feature chicken, ribs, baked potato, cole slaw and dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and tea. There will be live music during dinner and a short auction following. Tickets are $25 each by reservation only at 705657-2572.
Roast Beef Dinner
Roast beef is on the menu at Lakehurst Hall on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., with one sitting for $15. There is more. If you are in the pie market, you can preorder homemade pies for $10 each. Choose from apple, apple crumble, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry or strawberry. Please call Gwen at 705-875-2820 for roast beef dinner reservations and to order a pie(s).
Claire Scott, nine, eyes a doll from Kathy’s Kreations Saturday at the Harvest Craft Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre.