What a little bit of heat can do! Everything that was in the ground is growing well and hopefully farmers were able to get planting complete before this last spell of rain, which we actually needed. The rain does seem to disappear quickly, so I imagine the ground water level is still low.
We send our sympathies to the family of Helen and George Harrison who have lost both parents within a 3 month span, while the community has lost a very supportive couple. Our condolences also go out to Dorothy Baker, Brad and family, Susan and family on the death of Christopher, Dorothy’s son-in-law; they have 2 sons.
Sad to say that Evelyn Cox-Meek has fallen and broken her shoulder.
On Tuesday I was pleased to spend the day with cousins from Ohio. Both are semi-retired Presbyterian ministers, so we visited Leaskdale and points around.
The Uxbridge Horticultural Society celebrated its 50th anniversary Wednesday evening, with a party. Delicious food, a beautiful flower display, and many draws for flower arrangements made by members, completed the evening. The lone surviving member of the charter, in attendance, was Marg Barton who recently celebrated her 99th birthday!
The A.G.M. of the Uxbridge Scott Historical Society was held Thursday night at the Legion. Some changes to the constitution were made and the new executive chosen. Gloria Eng takes over from Brad Buss as President, while he will be secretary, taking over from Michelle Viney who becomes V.P. Lorraine Ottolini remains as Treasurer.
The guest this evening was Winn Walters, who spoke about his journey is creating the statue of Samuel Simpson Sharpe; why he is doing this; the steps necessary to produce the final statue; and what significance he hopes the statue will have, such as bringing Sam back into focus as well as the issue of P.T.S.D.
Two events are coming up at the Museum: the annual Car Rally on June 25th and a kite making/flying day, on July 8th. Contact museum staff for more info. Volunteers are always needed for these, and other events, such as Heritage Days.
The Indo-Canadian Association put on a beautifully colourful show at the Foster Friday evening; singing, dancing, and even providing food. June 23rd Bernie Gilmore and June 30th a special Canadian Show!
Epsom/Utica Church is holding their Strawberry and Salad supper on July 1st at Utica Hall, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for 6-12, and 5 and under is free.
Our congregations were given some sad news today when Rev. Debbie informed that, because of serious family needs, she was going to have to leave us, her final service being next Sunday. A joint service has been arranged for Zephyr at 10 a.m. A New Members service will also be held.
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