The 18th annual Soap Box Derby with 38 racers was fun and exciting for racers and spectators. The youth and other volunteers kept the racing cars lined up and refreshments ready. There was a ribbon cutting to reopen “Couves Park”, with its new playground items, plus one at Ianson Park, also a sun shelter, this was followed by picture taking and a celebration cake served. Funds go to trophies, equipment rentals, permits, food, etc. And further the parks upkeep.
The Derby coordinators Dave and Denise Bell, the volunteers, sponsors, and the young participants, all contributed to another successful community event. Great job folks! You are so appreciated!
Mike and Dianne Pelletier are happy to have Darryl back home safely. He was away for two weeks in South Florida with a work crew from Veridian Hydro, to assist in getting power grids back in working order, after hurricane Irma made a pass through Florida.
Happy Anniversary wishes go to Doug and Elaine Watson, on October 6th.
A reminder that October 20th is the date to register children, ten years old and younger, for the Lions' “Breakfast with Santa”. This event will happen at the Hall on November 25th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Space is limited to 25 children. The cost for adults is $10. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday euchre is also at the Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $2.
For Greenbank Lions info check e-clubhouse.org/sites/greenbank or call 905-985-3723.
On World Wide Communion Sunday, Rev. Richard Parker welcomed “Add Water and Stir” instrumentalists Doug Ferris; Nancy Nourse; Travis Van Belle; who joined Stu, pianist; and Tiina Beaudoin, vocalist; in providing musical accompaniment throughout the service. Rev. Richard also welcomed Stephanie Richmond, an Emmanuel College student, who led the service.
Let's remember to support the Food Bank with items during October. A box is in the church entrance, where you can place your food items.
On the first Tuesday of each month volunteers from Greenbank serve at St. Vincent's Kitchen, Oshawa, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to join them, please contact Doug Watson at 905-852-7057.
October 21st, is the Greenbank Talent Auction in the church with auctioneer Carl Phoenix. For inquiries, or to donate, please contact Kim Thomson at 905-985-2522.
Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church is the Greenbank Black Light Puppeteers Practice, with Denise Bell. Contact her at 905-985-1809, at home, or at 905-985-3103. You may also contact Nancy Rensink at 905-718-1707 on her cell phone.
Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. is choir practice at the church. Starting Thursday, October 12th, choir will begin rehearsals for Advent 3, December 17th Christmas concert. Everyone from Greenbank and Seagrave United as well as the community are invited to participate. Please come and sing.
October 8th is Thanksgiving Sunday, service is at 11 a.m.
October 24th, at 7:30 p.m. is the Official Board Meeting at Greenbank.
October 29th, at 11:00 a.m. is Greenbank Church's, 121st Anniversary.
The school students are participating in the Lisa Carlson Run on Tuesday, October 3rd.
The Magazine Fundraiser ended last Friday, and was a success, as was the Willow tree Farm Food Basket fundraiser. Thanks to all for your support.