Another week of rain, several fields looking more like rice paddies than corn fields, especially after the hail that devastated some. Fortunately it seemed to stop before Davis Dr. If it’s any consolation my second home, Belize , is dealing with a number of flood situations too.
Congratulations to David and Judy Risebrough who are once more grandparents to Gwendolyn Eileen Briggs, daughter of Melissa and husband Scott. Congratulations also to Carolyn and Allan McGillivray on the birth of their granddaughter Sybil Elizabeth born June 30th, to daughter Bethany and husband Lea. Third grandchild for both couples!
Another big congratulations to Laura Ireland and Sarah Kokkinen who both graduated from high school last week! Best wishes to both these young high achieving and athletic young ladies in all future endeavours.
Thursday was another graduation but this one happy/not so happy as the children and parents of Epsom school said their final farewells. Even if it only went to Gr. 4, these kids are all graduating to a bigger, not necessarily better, school, mostly to Prince Albert. There was fun food, a parade led by 4 of our Uxbridge pipers, antique vehicles from the school to the church and back, the aortic artery (now clamped off)of the village of Epsom. A school hug topped it all as the final buses drove away!
The Foster was full Friday night as the special Canadiana event took place featuring Raven, Marie-Lynn and Brian Sullivan and friend performing together, a wonderful musical treat. Next week a favourite entertainer Marion Drexler makes a re-appearance.
What a wonderful colourful spectacle was the 150th parade in Uxbridge Saturday afternoon! The organizers can be congratulated, as well as the participants for a great show of the ages. And the little rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! The moon and stars even deigned to shine on the rest of the festivities, something not seen for many days.
Congrats to Brenda Harwood Moore who was one of the 800 individuals who won a medal in the 150 Community Challenge, walking 150 kilometers!
The day was finished for many people with the strawberry and salad supper at Utica Hall by Epsom/Utica UCW, a great way to fill up the evening, and your tummy, judging by the large crowd.
Rick McKinely conducted the joint service at Sandford Sunday morning with Nancy Wolfe at the organ. Young at Heart was some fun facts about Canada, some we knew, others we didn’t so we all learned. Next Sunday the service is at Zephyr with Rick again conducting and following the service there will be congregational meetings as we prepare to start our search for a new minister. Everyone is urged to attend and lend your voice to the process.
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