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GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till

The half an inch of rain we had on Saturday here, has already brought a tinge of green to brown grassy areas. Some of the other surrounding areas received more rain than that. Many lovely flowers adorned grave sites at the Annual Service of Remembrance, held last Sunday at the Bethel Cemetery. The outdoor service, led by chairperson Brian Lee, included two lovely solos, “Rainbow” and “The Rose”, provided by Erika Phillips. The message for the service, with speaker Doug Ferris, was entitled “The Family Reunion”. Valerie Hunter provided keyboard musical accompaniment for the service, which was well attended on that sunny afternoon. The VIBE camp at the Greenbank church, held each morning this week, provides stories, crafts, and games related to the theme, “God Loves the World”. 27 children have registered for the camp. Along with the children, let us all be good stewards of our planet earth. Monday, August 26th – There will be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. to discuss this year’s barbeque successes, and suggestions for next years event. We hope that all those who worked at the barbeque will attend. If you are unable to attend, please contact Kim or Dianne with input. Stephanie is resuming office hours at the Greenbank Church on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., starting on August 29th. If you wish to contact her, call (905) 718-8086, or email her at To book the church for any occasion, call Valerie Hunter at (905)985-3586, or email to Stephanie will begin to hold office hours at the Seagrave Church beginning Wednesday, September 4th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Fidelis U.C.W. will meet at the church on Wednesday, September 4th, at 1:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome. August means birthdays for Kim Thomson on August 16th, Jim Thomson on August 12th, and grandson Miller Witruk, who will be three on August 21st. Happy birthday to you all ! Euchre at the Hall continues on Wednesdays and Fridays. For rentals of the Greenbank Centennial Hall, call Larry at (905) 985-3723. Any special holidays, visitors and events that are happening to you and your family are news worthy. Please share, and drop off your news items on Sunday evenings at 20018 Hwy 12, or call (905) 985-0535.

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