COLBORNE — Monday, Dec. 17, Cramahe Township and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 of Colborne lowered their flags to half-mast out of respect for the tragedy that occurred in Newtown Connecticut on Friday.
“I really felt we needed to do something to recognize the senseless tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut,” Cramahe Twp. Mayor Marc Coombs said. “I saw that the Town of Cobourg was gathering signatures in a book of condolence to be sent to Newtown, and thought that we needed to do something as well here in Cramahe.
“After discussion with Patti May, president of the Colborne Branch 187 of the Royal Canadian Legion, we agreed to lower our flags to half-mast for the duration of this week in a joint show of respect and support for the community of Newtown.”
Grade 6 Northumberland Hills Public School student Maddison Curr won first place for her coloured poster entry in the 2012 Colborne Legion Remembrance Day competition. Maddison also took first prize in the poetry section and also the black and white poster categories. At the zone level of competition, this poster took second prize while her black and white poster took first prize. Now, her black and white posyter entry goes on the provincial competition.
Club 55 members gathered for their annual Christmas luncheon at the Colborne Legion at noon Dec. 11. The group meets every Tuesday afternoon all year ‘round to socialize and play cards.
Thirty-nine people were hosted to a turkey and roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and chocolate lava cakes for dessert, homemade by the Legion volunteers who prepare the twice-monthly public dinners.
There were draws for prizes, well-wishes and laughter on tap, too. Post-lunch, the tables were cleared — and the card games began in earnest.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year season! The club room is open from 1 p.m. daily, except Dec. 25 and 26. Drop by, bring your friends!
Last chance for a Colborne Legion roast beef dinner in 2012! Friday, Dec. 7, the roast beef dinner will be the only dinner of this busy month. There will be, of course, hot roast beef, plus soup, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato and parsnip medley, garlic bread, tea and coffee and gingerbread with lemon sauce for dessert. All for just $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Ho, ho, ho!
Remember the New Year’s Day Levée! It’s a time when you can enjoy the camaraderie of your community friends and visitors in the relaxed atmosphere of the Legion club room. All are welcome to enjoy a bevvy, some noshes and laughter at the Colborne Legion. It’s a lovely tradition in Colborne, a happy start to the new year of 2013. It runs from 1- 6 p.m.. See you there!
The following pins honouring membership in the Canadian Legion are available for pick-up at the club room bar for the following people: (five years) Philip Ellis, Robert Scripture; (10years) Donald Post; (15 years) Kathleen Hatton, Dora Grant; (20 years) Margaret Wierzbicki, L.W. Day; (30 years) James Gatt: and (35 years) Rex Dillabough, Arnold Goodrich and Helen Goodrich.
Our meeting room will be closed from Dec. 16 through to Christmas as the Christmas Hampers are prepared for pick-up. Donations of food and cash are greatly appreciated. We expect close to 100 hampers will be ready for distribution throughout Cramahe Twp. this year. Our program also meshes with the Northumberland Giving Tree, where children of various ages are sponsored for Christmas gifts. Thank you for your support!
It was frosty, it was dark, but there was lots of light and warmth glowing from spectators and participants of the annual Colborne Santa Claus Parade 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
This year’s theme, “Bells, Bells, Bells”, suggested by Don Gauthier, caught the imagination. The Best Overall entry, and winner of the Ken Palmer Memorial Trophy, was Colborne Legion Br. 187. The Legion also took the Rose Nelson Memorial trophy for entry best depicting the parade theme.
The awards were presented Dec. 2 prior to the annual wine and cheese Silent Auction event.
Best commercial entry was Mac’s Milk, who also generously dispersed coupons for free coffee. It was a tie for the best churches/schools entry: Eden Sunday School and the Northumberland Hills Public School share the honour.
Best youth group was the Colborne Cramahe Figure Skating Club. The best service club entry went to the Colborne Rotary Club for their “Ding-a-ling Christmas Singalong” group.
Oak Ridge won the best walkers category and the best family entry was the lively, boogeying Masson family float (their fifth annual!).
Judges for the parade were Pat Westrope Carol McDonald and Steve Bowskill.
Santa, the ultimate parade participant, toured the town to great applause.
The Nov. 16 mid-month dinner features three varieties of shepherd’s pie: beef, chicken and vegetable, plus winter coleslaw, corn, rolls and pumpkim squares for dessert. Dinner is $10 per person, served 5-6:30 p.m..