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Today's date: Thursday April 25, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 17
   
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Optimist egg hunts

Optimist egg hunts

The Town of Minto Optimist Club hosts annual Easter egg hunts in Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston.

Egg hunters

Egg hunters

The Rockwood Community Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Rockwood Nursery School, took place on April 20 at Rockmosa Park. TOP: Sullivan Rhodes, 1, and Hudson Rhodes, 3, of Rockwood, visited with the Easter Bunny before the egg hunt. ABOVE: There were a pile of people taking part in the egg hunt.

Arr!

Arr!

Pirates took over the stage at the Fergus Grand Theatre on April 13. The Centre Wellington Children’s Drama Club presented Skurvy Knaves about life on a ship after pirates take over. Lead actress Soraya Hummel, centre, performed the role of Miss Topham, the tutor.

Mass band

Mass band

Emmanuel Christian High School (ECHS) welcomed 150 students from all over Canada this Easter weekend to form a mass band. Together with ensembles from Christian schools in Langley, BC; Edmonton, AB; Winnipeg, MB; and Hamilton, ON, the Emmanuel Christian Orchestra performed on Easter Monday at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College in Hamilton for a sold out audience.

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra:  Get ready to swing into spring at the Elora Legion

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra: Get ready to swing into spring at the Elora Legion

ELORA - Guelph band, Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (EVO), will return to the Centre Wellington area for one performance at the Elora Legion on May 4.

Fork in the Road Music Festival to support local mental health initiatives

ELORA - An all-ages music festival fundraiser in Elora this June will put the spotlight on local mental health.

Guild casting for 10th youth production

HARRISTON - Auditions for the 10th annual Grey Wellington Theatre Guild Summer Youth Production will take place on May 13 at 7pm at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre.

Auditions for Elora Community Theatre’s sixth season of Shakespeare in the Park announced

ELORA - Elora Community Theatre (ECT) has announced auditions for the sixth season of Shakespeare in the Park, Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. It will be performed at Bissell Park, Elora, July 5 to 7 and July 12 to 14.

Ensemble winners

Ensemble winners

Ensemble winners - Centre Wellington District High School students recently competed in the National Theatre School’s Regional District Drama Festival in Barrie.

Legion recognizes poetry, poster winners

Legion recognizes poetry, poster winners

Each year the Royal Canadian Legion offers Youth Education Awards and those who win at the local level can continue to higher levels. Competition categories include poetry, black and white posters and colour posters and more. Three local students went to compete at higher levels and won awards, which were presented at the regular Fergus Legion’s meeting on April 17.

“Hippity hop”

“Hippity hop”

The Fergus BIA held its annual Hippity Hop event downtown Fergus on April 20. The children who braved the rain were happy with the Easter eggs given out by the Fergus merchants.

Bunny time

Bunny time

Children and families descended on Bissell Park in Elora on April 20 to participate in the annual Elora Co-op Preschool Easter Egg Hunt.

Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away

The Rockwood Community Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Rockwood Nursery School, took place on April 20 at Rockmosa Park despite the rainy weather. Rockwood’s Kaylee Grierson, 5, right, and her brother Michael, 3, tried out the bean bag toss before the egg hunts started. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Giant book sale and show on first weekend of May

ELORA - The 2019 annual Giant Book Sale in support of the Elora Festival and Elora Singers will take place May 3 to 5 at the Elora Curling Club.

Restaurant hosts cancer fundraiser in Clifford

CLIFFORD - The annual Daffodil Soup and Sandwich Luncheon in support of the Canadian Cancer Society was held on April 17 at Gramma Jo’s Restaurant in Clifford.

Colourful collection

Colourful collection

Garrett and Clark DeVries show off eggs they collected at Mapleton Preschool’s annual Easter egg hunt at Kinsmen Park in Drayton on April 20. Community sponsors of the event include: Core Fuels, Hair Daze, Mornington Communications, Clean Field Services, Dobben’s Hardware, À La Mode, Drayton Chop House, Moorefield Diner and RBC. Winner of the jelly bean jar at the hunt was Jeff Koster, while Denise Joye won a Drayton Chop House gift card.

Green River Revival to perform  at Drayton Entertainment venues

Green River Revival to perform at Drayton Entertainment venues

CAMBRIDGE - Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival. “Don’t miss Green River Revival, the world’s number one international tribute to the legendary band,” Drayton Entertainment officials urge.

Snyders, Scholten win at euchre in Palmerston

PALMERSTON - The Palmerston Legion Ladies Auxiliary held a challenge euchre on April 1.

Egg hunters

Egg hunters

Approximately 120 children braved the rainy weather on April 20 at the Kinsmen Park in Drayton for Mapleton Preschool’s annual Easter egg hunt. Organizers note the event is possible thanks to the help of many volunteers and community sponsors. The van der Meulen cousins were waiting patiently for the Easter Egg Hunt to start. From left: Makayla, Colin, Charlotte, Cassidy, Vera and Wesley van der Meulen.

Coin show in Guelph on April 27

GUELPH - The South Wellington Coin Society is hosting a coin show April 27 at the Col. John McCrae Legion in Guelph.
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