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Park Painting

Painting by Millie Kikkert

Local artist Millie Kikkert is selling tickets on her painting of Murchison Place Park. The proceeds will be split evenly between Burnside Presbyterian Church and the Clyde River Community Centre.

Tickets are $2 each and the draw will be October 19th, 2013. To purchase a ticket/tickets, please contact Millie at 675-3061.

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Clyde River Presbyterian Church offered a takeout dinner today further to pre-selling over 300 dinners along with a few extras today. When I dropped by to pick up my dinner, I saw Alex Dixon handing stacks of packaged dinners to a stream of customers from the back of a refrigerated trailer donated by Lowther’s Refrigeration parked at the side of the church. Inside in the entry, Betty Watts and Fred Kikkert were in charge of collecting tickets.

Three options were offered including lobster, black forest ham, and a children’s meal of chicken fajitas and nacho chips. A dessert was included with all dinners.

Kent MacPhee told me that a great group of volunteers decided to take this on for the first time this year. He and Donalda Docherty were in charge of ticket sales and others were great to promote the dinner as well. Volunteers were busy preparing the dinners over the past days in the church kitchen, led by Thelma Gillespie.

My meal included lobster out of the shell, potato salad, coleslaw, jellied salad, bread roll and dessert. Kent said that all the fixin’s were made from scratch. I noticed a nice extra touch where they included a tea bag and a mint.

There was also a little message included with the dinner that offered a thank you and a notice where they plan to repeat this event again next year on June 14th, so mark your calendars. The meal was so delicious that I am sure they will have great success next year. Money raised goes to the operations of the church.

Congratulations to all for a great team effort. Everything was so well presented and organized, and the food was great!

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Central Parish Soup Kitchen Ministry offers a heartfelt “Thank You” to the approximately 100 people who came out today to support their ongoing work. Just over $500 in donations were received which shows what a caring and active community we have in and around Clyde River.

They had some chili left over as well as some biscuits and cake. When they were cleaning up, a Dunedin family dropped by to ask if they could purchase some leftovers, so they went home with a full meal.

Coordinator of the Soup Kitchen Ministry Kerrilee York said, “We had many great volunteers who made the event possible, including those who worked at the event and those who baked, and some did both! These volunteers see what needs to be done without asking and go to work.”

If any of you who did not have a chance to attend would like to support this important work, please contact Kerrilee York at kerrileeyork@gmail.com.

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