I guess this is the January thaw we almost always have during the winter. Quite a thaw this year.
On Saturday, a large crowd of relatives, friends and colleagues gathered at the McLaughlin gallery for the celebration of life for Bill Lishman. His wife of many years, Paula and his family, Aaron, Geordie and Carmen and his granddaughter, as well as several friends spoke. We lost a remarkable citizen with Bill’s passing.
The many friends of Harold Crawford, of Nestleton, are shocked by his sudden passing. Sympathy is extended to Ben and Gail and Steven and Tony. His service will be held at Low and Low in Port Perry, next Saturday at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. Harold will be missed.
Word has been received of the passing of long time resident Vernon Asselstine, at the great age of 100. His service will be at Wagg Funeral Home. The date is yet to be announced.
A good crowd gathered at the Rec. Centre Thursday evening, for the Annual meeting of the Blackstock Agricultural Society. After president Dale VanCamp gave everyone a warm welcome and Joyce Kelly said grace, a delicious pot luck dinner was enjoyed. After supper, the guests from the Ont. Association Societies spoke of the activities of the Provincial Board. They also discussed the upcoming convention to be held in February. Bobbie Drew brought greetings from the Township.
The guest speaker for the evening was Harvey Graham, who discussed the changes in the Fair and Tractor Pull over the many years that he has been involved.
The Field Crop winners were announced. Jim Byers was the overall winner. The winners of the sections were Luke Carnaghan for corn, Altona Farms Barkey/Peterborough families for corn.
Dale VanCamp reflected on the successes of the year’s activities. He announced the dates for the Truck and Tractor to be July 6th and 7th and the Demo Derby and the Fair to be August 24th and 25th.
The new slate of officers are Past President Dale VanCamp, President Karen Barkey, Vice President Courtney Peeters, Homecraft President Stephen Back.
Dale was presented with a Service Diploma in appreciation of, and awareness of, his great contribution to the fair.
The winners at the Blackstock euchre club on Tuesday evening were: first Jocelyn Bradbury, who also had the most lone hands; second Barb Blue; third Ellen Gibson, Diane Slute, and Heidi Krieg. Jean Sage had the mid score. The specials were won by Jocelyn Bradbury, Olive Smith, and Doris Manns.
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