Isn’t summer the best? Fresh veggies, sun, being outdoors, all things to celebrate. For the Aug. 5 roast beef dinner we’ve added fresh corn on the cob, tomatoes, cucumber and onion salad with sour cream and fresh rye bread direct from Rutherford’s Market here in Colborne. Gravy, coffee, tea and ice water are included, of course, along with spice cake for dessert. Still just $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.
While you’re treasure hunting throughout the community at the annual Cramahe Township Aug. 13 Trash ‘N Treasures community-wide yard sale, stop by the Colborne Legion to shop for bargains. You can also satisfy your tummy by purchasing baked goods, sausage on a bun, hot dogs or our homemade hamburgers starting from 8 a.m.. Coffee, soft drinks and ice cold water also available to keep you hydrated. From 3 to 5 p.m., stop into the air-conditioned club room and buy tickets on the meat draws — take home dinner as well as your treasures!
You shop for food, clothes, gifts, spa services and gas. Here’s a way of making it work for both you and the Colborne Legion. You can buy pre-paid “gift cards” for a whole host of name retailers. They never expire, 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 next order goes in Saturday, Aug. 13. This is a great way to set aside your budgeted funds for groceries and goods and know you’ll have it for sure. Drop by the Colborne Legion to pick up an order form and make a cheque out to RCL Branch 187. Or, go on-line at www.fundscrip.com.
Our old reliables have become less reliable. We’re looking for freezers, preferably 15- or 20-cubic-foot. If you’re downsizing, upgrading, fed up with cooking, please consider donating a freezer to our legion. No one will be left out in the cold! Call 905.355.5479.
Here’s something you’ll want to catch! Our popular summertime meal, the annual fish fry, will be served Friday, Aug. 19. Deep roasted potatoes, coleslaw, sliced fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, tartar sauce and lemon wedges with a lemon shortcake dessert with ice cream is on offer 5 to 6:30 p.m. just $10 per person.
No labour on Labour Day weekend! Saturday, Sept. 3, our annual steak and hamburger barbecue will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.. You have the option of either a steak dinner plate for $12 per person or a hamburger plate for $8 per person. Remember: our hamburgers are homemade. The dinner includes fresh corn on the cob, baked beans, romaine salad, baked potato and a yummy homemade dessert, coffee, tea and ice water. We’re serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m..
We’re marking our 80th year of service in Colborne. Branch 187 begins marking its 80th anniversary year, July 31. This Sunday, join us to celebrate 80 years of veteran’s and community service at a special get-together starting at 2 p.m. in the club room. There will; be munchies, cake and camaraderie. There will be more exhibits/events to mark our anniversary coming up.
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One of the biggest dinners served in our calendar year is the annual Christmas In July feast centred on deep-fried turkey. This year, 14 18-pound birds were prepared starting 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15. When done to a deep golden brown, the birds are then carried to the kitchen where a phalanx of volunteers carve them With people starting to line up at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. opening, the team was busy putting the final touches on the new potatoes, cranberries, Caesar salad, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin squares. It went like clock work. Over 225 people dined. It was a great meal — and no snow anywhere! Thanks to all who attended and volunteered!
This is the Big One for summer 2011. Our annual deep-fried turkey dinner, aka Christmas In July, is this Friday, July 15. We’re ready for you! Over a dozen 18-pound turkeys are being prepared in deep fryers in the backyard by our barbecue boys. Inside, “Cooky” Marilyn and the team have prepped all the Christmas dinner trimmings: new potatoes, cranberries, gravy, sweet potatoes, Caesar salad, peas and delectable pumpkin squares for dessert. You won’t believe how moist and delicious the turkey is. This is a great dining opportunity at the exceptionally low price — as always — of just $10 per person, including tea and coffee. It’s being served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
You’re more than welcome to come early and enjoy Frugal Friday on the patio or air conditioned club room, too! Meet the friendly folks at the Colborne Legion.
You can mix and match $500 worth of gift certificates if you win our Mix and Match draw! Win $500 worth of pre-paid “gift cards” for a whole host of name retailers. are available. The cards never expire and you get the full cash value for the amounts. Among the many retailers included are Canadian Tire (including gas), No Frills (including gas), Your Independent Grocer, Metro, Ultramar, Staples, Winners, Giant Tiger, Kelsey’s and so on.
What a great way boost your back-to-school budget! Draw tickets are $5 each or three for $10. See the bar steward or contact a Colborne Legion member for tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday, Sept.18 at the Colborne Legion during the prize presentations following the annual Mixed Golf Tournament.