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Quack quack

Quack quack

The Arthur Lions Club hosted its annual duck race on May 12. From left: Joyce McKee, Jordan Blair, Lynn Rawlins, Ralph Roelofsen, Abby Bell and Corinne Bell held up some of the rubber ducks that were dropped into the Conestogo River.

Victory Tea

Victory Tea

The Mount Forest Legion Branch 134 Ladies’ Auxiliary held its annual Victory Tea and among those attending were members of the Fergus-Elora based Ruby Red Hats.

Cool Cones street art to be unveiled during Garden Festival

HARRISTON - The Harriston Horticultural Society’s annual Garden Festival is set for June 2. The event will once again be held at the pavilion on the Harriston Community Centre grounds, running from 8am to 2pm.

Drayton Entertainment’s West Side Story - great entertainment, classic substance

Drayton Entertainment’s West Side Story - great entertainment, classic substance

ST. JACOBS - The Sharks and The Jets have taken the stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse via the classic musical, West Side Story.

Highland dance

Highland dance

Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance in Fergus participated in both the London district Western Ontario Highland Dancers’ Association (WOHDA) competition on April 29 and the Nicola McMaster Memorial Competition on May 5 in Ancaster.

Elora Arts Council launches the 3rd  annual Plein Air Festival

Elora Arts Council launches the 3rd annual Plein Air Festival

ELORA - Elora en Plein Air - a Grand River painting festival - is a four-day event that will run from May 17 to 20.

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Sensational Elora invites the public to come and be part of its Film on a Plate event, Loving Vincent. The event will be on for one night only, May 17, at the Gorge Cinema.

Too Many Cooks on stage at Century Church Theatre

HILLSBURGH - It’s 1932, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and rum running is at its peak. Irving Bubbalowe has risked everything to open a restaurant, but when his singing chef fails to appear the grand opening is placed in jeopardy. The result is a hornet’s nest of fabricated identities and misunderstandings, as Bubbalowe tries to save the day.

Footloose

Theatre Norwell staged its annual musical production to sold out crowds last weekend. Footloose was on stage at Norwell District Secondary School from May 10 to 12.

Quilt show

Quilt show

Quilts on display - The Mount Forest-based Four Corners Quilters’ Guild hosted a mammoth quilt show on Mother’s Day weekend in honour of the guild’s 20th anniversary. Large crowds attending to view quilts including, Appraisal on the High Sea by Karen Carter of Mount Forest and Canada 150 by Frances Winger of Palmerston, which drew many admiring looks.

Duck race demo

Duck race demo

The Arthur Lions Club hosted its annual duck race on May 12. Moeve Walsh, middle, tries on firefighting gear during the event with help from Wellington North firefighters, from left, Kyle Brunkard, Thomas Holjevac and Brendan Gorecki. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Bidders beware

Bidders beware

The Denim and Diamonds night, a fundraiser for Groves Memorial Community Hospital, was held at Emmanuel Christian High School in Fergus on May 11. The dinner and auction had a wild west theme, where a sheriff and deputy, played by Harry Linde, left, and Henry Hutten, would throw people in “jail” during the auction to prevent them from bidding on an item. People could donate to put others in jail and to get out of jail.

Lions holding charity auction

ARISS - The Ariss and Maryhill Lions Clubs are holding a Spring Clean-up Charity Auction on June 16 at 10am.

Grand Taste raises $22,000 for Groves hospital

ELORA - Grand Taste has served up another successful event, raising $22,000 for Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

Alma Women’s Institute members spotlight Tweedsmuir History books for Wellington historical society

Alma Women’s Institute members spotlight Tweedsmuir History books for Wellington historical society

ABOYNE - Alma Women’s Institute members were guest speakers at the spring meeting of the Wellington County Historical Society.

Promoting safety

Promoting safety

Wellington County OPP Constable John Judge gave an informative talk on ATV safety to Drayton Heights Public School students Zakk Martin and Drew Hobbs at the Kids Safety Day at the PMD arena on May 9. Judge asked each student to encourage their family members and friends to wear a helmet while riding ATVs.

Campbell Cork shares tales  of area history at meeting

Campbell Cork shares tales of area history at meeting

DRAYTON - Author and historian Campbell Cork presented a session on historical characters of the area and the Lynes Blacksmith Shop in Kenilworth at the Mapleton Historical Society’s annual meeting on May 4 at the PMD arena.

May the fourth be with you

May the fourth be with you

Star Wars-themed activities were featured on May 4 at the Palmerston branch of the Wellington County Public Library.
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