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Today's date: Wednesday January 23, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 04
   
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Lotto winner

Lotto winner

Daniel Robinson of Hillsburgh won $100,000 with Encore in the Nov. 28 Lotto 6/49 draw. He matched six of seven Encore numbers in exact order to win the $100,000 prize. The winning ticket was purchased at Foodland on Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh.

Quilt donation

Quilt donation

Members of the Grand Quilt Guild gathered at the Fergus Legion on Jan. 9 for their regular meeting and to present The Lighthouse Group Home with eight quilted blankets and place mats for residents.

Acorn Prize gives $500 to local charities over five months

GUELPH - The Acorn prize, offered through the Oak Tree project, will award a different charitable agency from Guelph/Wellington $500 each month from January to May 2019.

Annual winter classic weekend in Puslinch is Feb. 16 to 18

ABERFOYLE - The Optimist Club of Puslinch is planning its “Annual Family Day Winter Classic Weekend” Feb. 16 to 18.

Tribute to Scottish bard Robbie Burns in Hillsburgh

Tribute to Scottish bard Robbie Burns in Hillsburgh

Scottish tradition celebrated - LEFT: The haggis was piped in by Mac Yule and carried by chef Jo Fillery at the Robbie Burns Supper at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh on Jan. 19. RIGHT: Don Hamilton wields his dirk, preparing to cut open the haggis. He was reciting the famous Address to a Haggis poem written by the Scottish bard, who was born on Jan. 25, 1759.

On the Spot Productions donates $10,000 to charity

On the Spot Productions donates $10,000 to charity

FERGUS - On the Spot Productions Fergus/Elora made a $10,000 donation to Hopewell Children’s Homes in Ariss after a successful run of Peter Pan: The Family Musical Panto in November.

Puppets come to life  at museum exhibit

Puppets come to life at museum exhibit

ABOYNE - Colourful, whimsical puppets are coming to life at a new exhibition at the Wellington County Museum and Archives celebrating the 25th anniversary of Puppets Elora. A Peek Behind the Curtain had its opening reception on Jan. 19, and the exhibit continues until March 31 with displays of puppets, scenery and props, interactive elements and a series of five shows.

Sonia Day to speak at Elora Arts Council Art Talks

ELORA - The Elora Arts Council is once again holding a series of three art talks this winter. “Our guest speakers are all recognized and respected professionals who live in or near Centre Wellington,” officials say.

ECT kicks off season on Feb. 8

ECT kicks off season on Feb. 8

The Elora Community Theatre’s 46th year is set to kick off with The Dining Room on Feb. 8. The cast and crew have been working for three nights a week to stage the play. A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room is a funny, poignant, provocative, heartwarming series of vignettes that occur in that important room, theatre officials explain.

APP group stages It Takes a Value Village

APP group stages It Takes a Value Village

DRAYTON - Norwell District Secondary School Arts Performance Project (APP) participants took to the stage at the Drayton Festival Theatre on Jan. 16 for a showcase performance called It Takes a Value Village.

Youth auditions announced for Drayton Entertainment

DRAYTON - Drayton Entertainment has announced auditions for its upcoming Youth Musical Theatre Programs and Children’s Chorus opportunities in four regions across the province.

Minto nominated for EDCO award for Cool Cones Crawl

Minto nominated for EDCO award for Cool Cones Crawl

MINTO - The Town of Minto is among the finalists for the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) 2018 Awards of Excellence.

Contest winners

Contest winners

On Jan. 16 the Fergus Legion presented awards to seven Legion poem, poster and poetry competition winners from Zone C3.

Just for Women, Just for Fun fundraiser to be held on April 27

MOUNT FOREST - Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington is hosting the 12th annual Just for Women Just for Fun fundraising event on April 27 at Wellington Heights Secondary School.

The Craziest Farm Day Ever  a winning short story

The Craziest Farm Day Ever a winning short story

WELLINGTON CTY. - The winners of the inaugural Olive and Fred Robins Junior Short Story Contest have been announced by the Wellington County Library.

Burns celebration

Burns celebration

The haggis was the centre of attention on Jan. 19 at the Fergus Legion at the Robbie Burns Night organized by the Fergus Pipe Band.

Bowl for Kids fundraiser kicks off Feb. 10

MOUNT FOREST - Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington are gearing up to host their largest annual fund raising event, Bowl for Kids Sake.

Arts council seeks volunteers

MINTO - The Minto Arts Council is encouraging local residents looking to donate their time and meet new people to volunteer with the organization.

Drayton Kinsmen contribute $3,000 to Empowerment Day

Drayton Kinsmen contribute $3,000 to Empowerment Day

DUFFERIN COUNTY - The Drayton Kinsmen Club has made a $3,000 contribution to the annual Empowerment Day event organized by students of Drayton Heights Public School.

Black history month in Guelph

GUELPH - Several Guelph events are planned in connection with Black History Month in February.

WINNERS

WINNERS

The Elora Lions annual Santa Claus Parade announces the winners of the Best Float (Not for Profit) St. Marys School and Fergus Elora Academy of Dance for Commercial category. St. Marys school will receive $300 towards costs and programming at the school and Fergus Elora Dance Academy receives the honoured (ice cream) Float Trophy to remain on site for all to enjoy. Honorable Mentions to Grand River Group for their Pooh Bear float. The Elora Lions congratulates all the participants who have raised the bar for this parade to be the highest attendance parade in the County drawing viewers from as far as Toronto, Niagara Falls, London and regional towns with the efforts put into their floats. Submitted photos
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