How about some “fore” play? The annual Colborne Legion Branch 187 Invitational Golf Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 14 (yes, it’s Saturday) at Salt Creek Golf Club. It’s a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for the best-ball foursome competition. Cost is just $55 per person including 18 holes of golf, a cart, a steak and burger barbecue dinner to follow back at the Colborne Legion. There are prizes for longest drive (male and female), closest to the pin (male and female), closest to the box (one winner), first place team and more random draws and prizes. Get a hole-in-one, you have the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas! Be one of 18 teams! Register (pre-payment required) by Sept. 6 by calling Judith at 905.355.5479 or 905.355.2279.
Gift yourself and 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., Sept. 1. Among the 170 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 http://colbornelegion.org/shop-n-support .
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..
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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!
New Year’s Eve is less than six months away! We’re giving you lots of notice! This year, Colborne will have a real New Year’s Eve party and dance! We’re bringing in the high-energy live country/rock band Sawmill Road! Based out of Northumberland county, Sawmill Road’s founding members Rob Hood and Duane Eddy had been friends for almost their entire lives before forming Sawmill Road in 2006.
After performing only a handful of shows on their own, the band was hired by Canadian country music star John Landry to perform as his stage band. Sawmill Road has since shared the stage with big name Canadian acts such as The Corb Lund Band, Amanda Wilkinson, Tara Lynn Hart, Tommy Cash and Julian Austin.
In 2012, band members Duane Eddy and Rob Hood took their songwriting to a new level writing in Nashville with some top hit songwriters. 2013 sees a new incarnation of Sawmill Road along with the release of their debut CD “Cryin’, Lovin’ & Drinkin”. The New Year’s Eve event includes a celebratory meal, special party favours andlots fun. More details to come, but mark your calendars now. This is one you won’t want to miss!
As we head back into the autumn scheduling, take note: the regular monthly executive committee and membership meetings resume. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., the first fall executive committee meeting is scheduled followed by the regular membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the branch. This is your opportunity to have a say, let us know how we can better serve you, etc.. Meetings never go on for a long time so there’s lots of time left in the evening to settle your other demands.
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 Sept. 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 .
The next Colborne Legion monthly roast beef dinner is Friday, Aug. 2 serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Just $12 per person, the meal includes homecooked roast beef, new boiled potatoes, tomato and green bean salad, garden salad, baked onions, rolls and light chiffon for dessert. We’ll be pleased to serve you a summer feast!
The next bid euchre tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at Colborne Legion. And, yes, we know it’s the long weekend, but it’s in the cards: the play goes on! 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 annual Cramahe Township Trash ‘N Treasures community-wide yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 till mid-afternoon. In Colborne, the streets are crowded with treasure hunters who count on Colborne Legion serving up our hearty homemade hamburgers ($4), plus peameal bacon ($3), sausages ($4) and hotdogs ($3) on buns. Dress your fare with pickles, mustard, relish and/or sauerkraut. Cookies and fruit, coffee (early morning), pop and water are also available.
You can rent a table for $10 to join us selling treasures. If you have items you’d like to donate to benefit the Legion, please call 905.355.5479 or drop them at the Legion any day after 1 p.m..
The summertime hits just keep coming! Join us for our annual Fish Fry Dinner Friday, Aug. 16 at Colborne Legion. This is another very popular summertime dinner event. We’ll have five deep-friers prepping the ample portions of fish coated in Cooky Marilyn’s homemade beer batter! Sliced tomatoes, coleslaw, special salad, oven-roasted potatoes, rice, bread and luscious lemon square for dessert for just $12 per person. Dinner is served 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Hope you take the bait!