It’s Frugal Friday every Friday in our clubroom. Regular beer and liquor becomes $3 each after 4 p.m. until closing at 10 p.m.. End the week on a frugal note with friends new and old. Arrive an hour early for one of our twice-monthly dinners and enjoy the savings! There’s free high-speed Internet connection service at the Colborne Legion! Our club room is open seven days a week at 1 p.m..
Colborne is the site of the 40th Northumberland Habitat For Humanity home build starting this spring. It’s also the organization’s 15th anniversary. The new home family is committed to 500 hours of “sweat equity” — labour —on the project. On the community side, you are welcome to volunteer to actually help on the construction and/or donate funds/materials to the project. Colborne Legion will match every dollar donated by members at the club room bar to the build.
Colborne Legion Branch 187 is proud to donate $100 to the Second Annual Road Hockey Fundraiser for children aged eight to 13 years being held in Colborne September 22. This event will benefit Community Care Northumberland (CCN). The Colborne CCN office services clients in the Municipalities of both Cramahe and Alnwick-Haldimand. Learn more about the event at www.roadhockeyrally.ca .
Here at the Colborne Legion, we’re all about community. To that end, our Branch 187 has donated $100 to support the First Annual Kernaghan Cup Fastball Tournament scheduled to be held in Grafton July 26-28. All proceeds will support the rebirth of kids’ softball in Colborne and area.
The next Colborne Legion monthly roast beef dinner will be Friday, May 3 featuring homecooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, corn, green salad, bread and, for dessert, cobbler’s cake. Just $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.. As an added bonus, Harbour Lights will be playing in the club room during dinner!
Frank Turcotte was named Volunteer of the Year at the annual Honours and Awards ceremony at Colborne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 Apr. 14. We had to wait to announce the award because Frank was on a road trip with our Legion Fantastic Finn, Elmer Servio.
The award, created four years ago, is presented to a person who, regardless of membership status, has worked hard on behalf of the branch and, in so doing, has upheld the principles of service for the good of the organization. Branch President Patti May makes the selection.
Previous winners have been Lou Micieli, Judith Howe and Jane Malkin.
Save the kitchen on Mother’s Day, May 12! Our very popular Mother’s Day Brekkie will be served from 8:30-11:30 a.m.. Mom’s dine for free! Homemade pancakes are hot off the griddle. Add scrambled or fried eggs, sausage medley, peameal bacon, baked beans (and, folks, these are homemade baked beans), fruit salad, toast, jams, tea or coffee — now that’s a bountiful breakfast for just $7 a person. Bring the whole family and share the community celebration of Mom.
The next bid euchre tournament will be held Sunday, May 5 at Colborne Legion. Register ($5 per player) by noon for an afternoon of play. Great prizes to be won! A homemade, delicious lunch is available for just $2. As a special feature, there will also be a special Mother’s Day draw.
The monthly eight-ball pool tournament will be held Sunday, May 26. There are cash prizes to be won for first-, second- and third-place finalists. Sign in at 11:30 a.m. for the random pairing of partners. Registration is $7 per person. A lunch is available for $3. Play begins at 12 noon on the two pool tables in the club room. For more information or to pre-register, call Bill Lutton at 613.475.6480 or e-mail him at email@example.com .
Our regular mid-month dinner, Friday, May 17, is a summer harbinger: burgers and sausages. Featured will be zingy mega-sausage, our famous homemade hamburger patties, baked beans, coleslaw, fried onions, green salad, pickles, a medley of sauces including chili, ketchup, mustard, relish, plus ambrosia pasta (as per Linda Ferguson).