As we begin the last week of February, we are enjoying sunshine and milder temperatures. The sidewalks and highways are clear of snow, but side roads are muddy and have plenty of potholes!
On Saturday night, the 24th, the Holstein Association Annual Banquet was held at Sandford Hall with local farmers attending, and Carl Phoenix auctioneering for a very successful auction, as well as awards presented.
Congratulations to Helen Hadden on the arrival of her ninth great-grandchild on Wednesday, February 21st. A baby girl was born to Aaron and Christine Gordon of Port Perry, granddaughter of Don and Anne Gordon. Best wishes to all!
When planning your Easter weekend, consider attending the Wick Presbyterian Church Good Friday Brunch (pancakes, sausage, etc.) It will be held at 12:00 noon, on March 30th. The price for adults is $10, ages five to twelve years $5, and under children under five get in free. It's all you can eat. You pay at the door.
A former Greenbanker, Brock Pilkery of Guelph, passed away on February 27th. Brock started elementary school with Rodd Foster and lived on the Ward farm (former Bill Graham's) south of Greenbank, in his youth. Sincere sympathy to his niece Nancy Dempsey and Bruce and all their family.
The Lasagna Dinner served by the Greenbank Evening U.C.W., is Sunday, March 4th, at the church, with 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sittings or take-out. Adult price is $12, ages six to twelve are $5, ages five and under get in free. Tickets are available in advance from the Evening U.C.W. You may also call Joanne at 905-985-8608. This is always a time of good food and socializing.
This coming Friday, at 2 p.m., on March 2nd, is the World Day of Prayer Service at Seagrave for Greenbank and Wick area. It will be held in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend.
March 22nd, the Kawartha Highlands Presbyterial annual general meeting is in Beaverton, with speaker Rev. Found of Uxbridge Free Methodist Church. He's very involved with organizations raising awareness about the issue of human trafficking here in Durham Region.
Sunday greeters Graham, Holly, and Brynn Smith, welcomed all to the second Sunday of Lent and Black History month. Margaret Ann Lamb extinguished the second candle and read the Lent 2 message. The musical anthems, the children's story and Stephanie's message told glimpses of black history. May we remember the quote of Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”. The Sunday School children led the singing of “We are Marching (Siyahamba)” and played rhythm instruments.
Pauline Reed's Mission Minute told of donations of body organs made across enemy lines, between the Oral and Hebrew tribes through a local organization in those lands, which M&S sponsors. Remember your Lenten Calendars which support Mission and Service.
Best Wishes to Mark and Carla Puckrin who have been married for 36 years.
Happy Birthday to Pauline Reed and Wilma Smith who share the same birthday: February 28th.
For those who are ill, please send your prayers and concerns.
Fidelis and Evening U.C.W. meet at their regular times on Wednesday, March 7th, at the church.
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