Because of the generosity of our community and its volunteers, over 90 Christmas hampers were delivered this past Christmas. It takes a lot of coordination and work to assemble the hampers which include gifts and food items. The Colborne Legion reception room is the centre of activity for the volunteers of all ages who come out to help and deliver the hampers. There are many angels among us! An estimated 147 adults and 96 children shared the Christmas spirit that’s alive an well in Cramahe Township.
The branch made it through the disruptive Christmas ice storm intact — with a small challenge remaining. The ice build-up around our sign on King St. East makes it treacherous to hang the “open” sign. But, no problem! We are open daily at 1 p.m. and, for now, are placing the sign in the front door windows.C’mon in! All are welcome!
The sold-out New Year’s Eve party and dance was a great hit! With the high-energy, live country/rock band Sawmill Road, the crowd rocked till the wee hours of 2014. Thanks to organizing chair Linda Ferguson, assisted by Donna Rusaw and Richard Loader and others, for a great time. And also to Ernie Dunk who drove the bus to take people home.
The monthly Colborne Legion executive meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Colborne Legion. At 7:30 p.m., the general membership meeting gets underway. All welcome! Come out and let us know what you’d like to see happening.
The next monthly eight-ball pool tournament will be Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Colborne Legion.
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 the Legion and register with the bar steward: 905.355. 5479 or e-mail Bill Lutton at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Without a shadow of a doubt, you’ll have fun at the next moonshot euchre tournament Sunday, Feb 2 (Groundhog Day) 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.
The mid-month dinner Feb. 21 will be a comfort to all: meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, carrots, bread or rolls, tea or coffee, soup and Apple Kringle (think struedel) for dessert. Just $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m..
Future dinner dates include roast beef March 7 and a St. Patrick’s-themed meal on March 21.
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..
Get to the meat (draws) every Saturday afternoon in the clubroom. Win up to three pieces of meat at 3 p.m., three pieces at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. for just $2 each hour (and five tickets per draw). You don’t have to be a member to drop in!
Shop and support the Colborne Legion! It can be done by taking a new approach to your everyday purchases. Buy pre-paid “gift cards” for a whole host of name retailers. They never expire and you get the full value for the amount you buy. The retailer, in turn, pays a percentage (from 2 to 10%) of the value to the Legion. The orders for the gift cards go in monthly. Next deadline date for ordering is 5 p.m., Feb. 2. Among the many retailers included are Canadian Tire (including gas), No Frills (including gas), Your Independent Grocer (YIG), Metro, Ultramar, Staples, Winners, Giant Tiger and so on. Drop by the Colborne Legion for an order form. Make a cheque out to RCL Branch 187. Or, go on-line at www.fundscrip.com.