Presbyterial celebrates “˜Joy in June”™

Marion Derbecker welcomed 80  ladies from across Bruce Presbyterial on June 17th at Knox United Church in Clifford for a “Joy in June” day. The intent was to celebrate women, share in three presentations, enjoy a catered meal, sing songs with pianist Sharon Prieb, and win prizes.

Tea blends steeped in stately tea pots and served in heirloom tea cups were enjoyed along with fruit and dip and muffins and jam to begin the day. Each table was adorned with a lovely daisy floral display in a tea cup.

Epicure consultant Raechel Weed displayed her products and showed easy ways to spice up an omelette and create tea infused aromatic meals. Fore more information contact her at 519-616-2392 or

Nick Morris and his motehr, Shirley Morris, set up a  display from the Flowers to Fragrance lavender farm near Harriston. Nick’s journey of exploration set him on an historical quest to trace the earliest hints of lavender leading to a career in aromatherapy. The lavender shop specializes in oils and skin care productsavailable for sale at their store with or without a farm tour at 6275 Highway 89, east of Harriston. Contact Nick at 519-261-0121 or

More gift bags were handed out before Heather Giles sang and lunch was served. Bonnie Koeslag, her daughter, Becky, and friend Sandie Drummond prepared a garden party of fresh spinach, quinoa, and potato salads, ham, devilled eggs, and fresh bread, with specialty cakes and pies for dessert.

Lacey Koeslag is ‘putting the fresh back in flowers’ from her Harriston store, Elora St. Flowers. She demonstrated the proper way to create a bouquet in a glass vase starting with fresh water and fresh cut flowers and leaving no leaves or greenery below the water line. Koeslag can be found at 92 Elora St. S. in Harriston, 519-510-2445, elorastflowers@wightman.