We’ve had a gift basket donated by Del Giardino Farm in Castleton. It contains bottles of their sweet tomato relish, zucchini relish, apple chutney, rhubarb chutney and chili sauce.
The basket is currently on display in the club room and will be won by some lucky person on Friday at the Stuffed Pork Loin dinner.
After considerable discussion, the executive has approved a six month trial (effective February 8th) of a third pool table in the clubroom. Proponents of the snooker table, which is in addition to the two existing 8 ball tables, have argued that the additional table will bring more activity and revenue into the clubroom.
The table came from the Port Hope Legion. They were giving it away to give them more room in their club room. At this point, the branch has only space invested in the table.
At the conclusion of the trial period the results will be evaluated and presented to the general membership for their decision.
The winners have been announced for the Santa Claus Parade held November 22nd. They are as follows:
Ken Palmer Memorial Trophy for Best Overall — won by Holcim
Ken Palmer Memorial trophy for Best Depiction of Theme — won by Rotary Club of Colborne
Merchant’s award — Dekeyser Excavating & Knights Appleden
Commercial award — The Big Apple
Churches/Schools award — Colborne Pentecostal Church
Youth Group award — Colborne/Cramahe Figure Skating Club
Service Club award — Habitat for Humanity Northumberland & Restore
Family award — Gilligan’s Pub
Walkers — Colborne & District Lions Club
Parade organizers Tracy Loveless & Nancy Heighton presented the awards to the winners at the Legion on Sunday Dec. 7th
Colborne Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary President Tracey Loveless, left, presented Br. 187 President Patti May with $500 to the Colborne Legion Community Services fund and $1,000 for branch operations at the Remembrance Day dinner Nov. 11, 2014. The dinner was presented by Black Dress Catering by Donna Rusaw.
Red aluminum maple leaves are proving a poignant tribute that pays it forward. Hoselton Sculptures of Colborne has produced three sizes of red maple leaves to commemorate two Canadian soldiers, WO Patrice Vincent and Corp. Nathan Cirillo, who lost their lives in violent attacks in Canada in October. Hoselton Sculptures CEO Jan Hoselton approached Br. 187 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Colborne and was pleased the Poppy Fund supports veterans and has strict rules about how funds are used.
Three red maple leaf designs were produced: the largest, $37, includes a $10 donation; the $30 leaf a $5 donation; and the $20 leaf a $3 donation to the poppy fund.
Even before the Nov. 15 and 16 Hoselton Studios open house, 240 red maple leaf designs had been sold, and over 100 more during the event. Jan says orders will be taken up to Dec. 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.hoseltons.com, e-mail email@example.com or phone 905.355.3933.
Colborne Poppy Campaign Co-chairs Carol and Gord McDonald thanks all Legion members and non-members who volunteered and contributed so generously to this year’s fund, especially the young people of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Cadet Corps who canvassed the second weekend. “The campaign was a tremendous success,” the McDonalds report.
Applications for Christmas Hampers are now being accepted Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. in November at Colborne Legion for postal codes K0K 1S0 and K0K 1M0.
The Colborne Legion program is coordinated with The Giving Tree of Northumberland County: each sponsor is matched with an anonymous child who tells Santa only their age, gender and secret gift wish.
Food donations will be accepted at the Legion. The Giving Tree program coordinates the toy donations.
Applicants need to bring proof of income and address when applying. Those with children need to have an idea what their child likes or wants. Support for the hamper program is best provided either through food donations near the time of the box assembly — or cash donations anytime!
Christmas brings thoughts of family and community traditions. The Colborne/Cramahe Santa Claus Parade Committee has been busy planning for the big event! This year, the theme is “A Canadian Christmas” for the 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 parade.
Donations to support the parade costs involved are gratefully received. Cheques can be made out to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 and delivered to the Legion or mailed to: Tracey Loveless, Parade Chair, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187, P.O. Box 458, Colborne, Ontario, K0K 1S0. For information, call Tracey Loveless 905.355.3488 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Colborne Public School Festival of Trees has become a holiday tradition. The festival of decorated Christmas trees is hosted by Colborne Legion 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 (Santa Claus Parade Day!). Admission is free! Come in and view the many trees decorated by community sponsors, including families, industries, businesses and community groups. The trees are beautiful — and you have the opportunity to purchase tickets to win your favourite tree! Enjoy a bowl of soup or chili both days for just $4. All proceeds go to support the Colborne Public School Music Program (the multi-award-winning kids thank you for your support!). While the festival is open, feel free to drop off food bank donations. For more information, contact Chad Morford at 905.355.2532 or e-mail email@example.com .
The monthly Memorial Pool Tournament continues the last Sunday of each month through to May 2015. This month it is on Nov. 30. It starts at 12 noon in the Club Room. All players sign in 11:30 a.m. to noon with teams drawn at random. Cost is $7 per person plus $3 if you wish a hearty meal. There are cash prizes to be won! Play ends around 4:15 p.m.