Lots of congratulations this week! First, to Megan and Hannah Risebrough on graduating from High School last week; next to Allan and Carolyn McGillvray who were among those who walked 150 kilometers and received their medals last Saturday evening. With a new granddaughter they should tally even more distance!
Congratulations to Les Smith who celebrated a birthday last week; Marilyn Dobie, Donna Kerry Ireland, who also retired end of term; and to Brad Buss and Sarah Best. Best wishes to all for a great upcoming year.
My sorority sisters were happy to have a special visitor with us Wednesday. Wilma (Homan) Bakalaar and husband John, were with friends in town and, as a former sister, Wilma joined with us for our Canada Day meeting.
Friday at the Foster saw a large appreciative crowd come to hear Marion Drexler and friends, and were not disappointed as they gave their usual stellar performance. Next week a new couple will entertain. Larry and Maura Gougen play country style and classical violin and sing, something they have done for years at street festivals. The following week Gary McLaughlin and friends return.
The Kite Festival was held at the Museum Saturday, and I am sure was a great success with the winds we had.
Rick McKinley once more conducted the joint service at Zephyr church Sunday morning, with Nancy Wolfe at the organ. Following the service there was a brief meeting, to confirm the members of the Search Committee, 4 from each congregation, as we begin the process of finding a new minister. Several other churches in the area are doing the same.
After church I spent an hour with Ev and Bob Meek. Bob spent a few days in Ottawa, having been driven there by David, and returned Friday with David and his daughter Carol. David has returned home, but Carol will stay awhile with them.
The Pine Grove church was full Sunday afternoon as friends and neighbours gathered to pay tribute to the life of Nell Laird, who passed away during the winter at age 104. The service was conducted by Elva Kerry assisted by Faye Ashton. Several people, including the mayor, paid tribute to her various endeavours, including her church work at Epsom and Utica, Hospital Auxillary, and many other community projects.