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October 1, 2014



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Happy youngsters proudly showed their Turkey Fair Buttons sold to them by Nicole Wright (right) during Turkey Fair in Lyndhurst on September 20.                                             Photo: Matt Flikweert                                                        


Turkey Fair delights


By Matt Flikweert

The 21st annual Lyndhurst Turkey Fair provided “a free day of fun for everyone” with lots of visitors.  Many spent the entire day enjoying great music, excellent entertainment, and good food. Visitors filled out ballots for prizes (winner of the VIA Rail passes was Mary Gilpin of Yarker) and had their ballots stamped at the following Turkey Tracks locations: Quilt Show, Heritage Display, Antique Boats, Guess the Pumpkin Weight, Silent Auction, Writers’ Corner, and the Car Show. 

The Fair provided Live Entertainment at the Classic Car Stage (Troubadours, Celtic Dancers, Ryan Sweetland & Coby Adrain, Big Mo & the Blues Mission and the Old Tyme Fiddlers), the Green Gecko Stage (Catalina, Elvis Tribute Artist Matt Gage, Backlash, Chris Royer, Simon Clarke), and the Jonas Street Music Festival with The High Strung Drifters, County Road 44, The Blue River Band, County Road 5 Bluegrass Band and the Rideau Ramblers. Fiddlers Plus played their music at Petra’s Place. 

Free rides and games, Ray’s Reptiles, Voyageur canoe trips, Skiff Rowing and antique boats, a classic car show, a craft sale and a silent auction were all on the agenda for the day. Guess the Giant Pumpkin Weight contest winners; or those who came very close  to guessing the right weight (524 lbs  were Cole Johnston (523), Kristi Flood (525) and Hank Pople (525). Each winner received $61.

Well-known authors at the Library

Visitors had a chance to talk to authors at the ‘Writers Corner’ at the Library and discuss their latest work. Authors Vicki Delany, Lisa Timpf, Melanie Robertson-King, Jeanne Broley Patrick, Gretchen Huntley and Violette Malan, all were on hand to show their recent books. 

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The obstacle course was a favourite with students at ADHS                                                                                      Photo: Matt Flikweert



Frosh Friday helps

young students




By Matt Flikweert

The ADHS LINK Crew students recently organized Frosh Friday for the Grade Nines at the school soccer field in Athens. Activities included tug-o-war, jello eating contest, egg toss, water balloon fight, water melon contest, letter challenge, slip-and-slide and the obstacle course.

Led by Link Crew Leaders, forty Grade Nine students participated in the day's events.  The grand finale Obstacle Course for everyone at the end of games provided an exciting challenge for all. Racing for time, students had to jump in and out of a giant flat-on-the-ground tire, carry an egg on a spoon, kick a ball, get the ball inside a hoop, and race back to the start. All of this while trying to beat the clock for time, and successfully completing the course.

After group photos and awards, students went back to the school for hot drinks, and a change of clothes. It will prove to be a great start to a challenging and exciting high school journey.




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