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Paws for success

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More than $440 was donated to the local branch of the OSPCA thanks to a Paws In The Park event and a Benson BBQ. Pictured, from left, are Don Daugherty, event or- ganizer; Carol Link, OSPCA branch manager; Harneet Reen, Benson Auto Parts assis- tant manager; and Gilles Gibeau, Benson Auto Parts Manager.

Groupe Renaissance Group celebrates The SD&G Insurance Brokers held their annual golf tournament on June 13 at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. The Seaway Valley Crime Stop- pers program received a cheque in the amount of $1,000 from the organizers. From left, are Pierre Lefebvre, OPP Const. Pete Robertson, Lise Lalonde, and Todd Rozon.

Contributing to kite festival

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Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, approximately 85 children, along with their parents, enjoyed a day of sunshine, fun and games at the annual Groupe Re- naissance Group’s annual kids’ picnic at Aime LeBlanc Park on Aug. 18. The children took part in water balloon toss, showed their skills at coloring and gobbled down hot dogs. They returned home with prizes and healthy treats. Some of the volunteers who helped to make the Groupe Renaissance Kids’ Picnic a success are, front row: Denise Levac, Doris Carrière, Fernande Fobert, Dorothy Lauzon, Claudette Wanzer. Back row, are Albert Levac, Gabrielle Branchaud, Diane Jodoin, Nicholas Branchaud, Denise Caron, Kim Blanchard, Denise Caron, Rick Filion, Gerry Lafrenière, Raymond Hart, Arnold Fobert.

Ontario Power Generation presented a $500 cheque to The Parade of Nations for the DevelopmentallyChallenged. OntarioPowerGeneration is oneof the sponsors for the kite festival event scheduled for Sept. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the “bowl” located at the western end of Lamoureux Park, near the RCAFA building, on Water Street,inCornwall.Pictured,fromleft,areKarimaHafizi-Noori,HanifaNoori(kiteflyer), Mahtabuddin Noori of the Parade of Nations Kite Festival Committee, and Kevin Byam of Ontario Power Generation

Harvest festival, War ot 1812 re-enactment slated for Glengarry museum

Once again organizers at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum are planning two excit- ing and popular weekend events this Fall: the 13th annual Harvest Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, followed by a weekend- long War of 1812 Reenactment, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. Leave behind the every day conveniences and step back in time on Sept. 16 at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover how Glengarry’s early set- tlers lived and worked. Explore how your ancestors made butter, ice cream, guitars, harnesses and saddles, how they shoed horses, harvested grain, sheared sheep, how they quilted, hooked rugs, spun thread and weaved it, even how hair was styled and curled. You will be captivated by at least 40 artisans demonstrating these tech- niques and many more. It may get a little

noisy in the afternoon during this year’s fea- tured rooster crowing contest. As in the past, visitors will be able to wit- ness one of the largest horse-drawn wagon and carriage parades in rastern Ontario led by the Quigley Pipe Band at 1:30 p.m., this year numbering at least 20. Visitors with a flair for pioneer fashion are invited to come dressed in period attire and compete for prizes as best dressed and/or most unique costume. If you bring your prized zucchini, you can also compete for the biggest, best decorated or most unique zucchini. There will be music by several local groups and a full range of children’s pioneer activities, including a petting zoo throughout the day. Barb Newman, the organizer of the Har- vest Sale Tent at the Festival is putting out a special call for donations of preserves, lo- cal produce, baked goods, and plants. “It’s

a chance for members of the community to share preparations from their old family recipes and to bring their heritage plants for the gardens of others. The harvest tent is a very special feature of the festival and is another way to raise funds for the museum.” Barb can be contacted at 527-1944 or do- nations can be dropped off at the Pioneer Museum (527-5230). For the second weekend, Sept. 23-24, the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles will return with several other regiments to the Pioneer Museum, some of them accompa- nied by their families. On both Saturday and Sunday visitors will be treated to a full-scale battle between the “British and Americans” at 3:00 p.m., a military fashion show with explanation at 1 p.m., continuous regimen- tal drilling, special children’s 1812 activities, music, and a noon-day cannon. Re-enactors

and their families will be bivouacked on site in traditional tents. Both weekends of this year’s festival and re-enactment are co-sponsored by a grant from Canadian Heritage’s Building Commu- nities Through Arts and Heritage Program. The Scotiabank of St.Isidore, the Glengarry Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and several other local institutions are co-spon- sors of the Harvest Fall Festival. There is no admission charge for the first weekend, but a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. The War of 1812 re-enactment will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with battles scheduled for 3 p.m. Admission to the re-enactment is $50 for adults, chil- dren under 12 free. The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is located in Dunvegan, on County Road 24 at the crossroad with County Road 30.

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