thought spring was just around the corner.
The gardens are just begging to be turned over and
one warm day out of four just doesn’t seem to inspire me
to get my hands muddy.
The golfers are out in their ski mitts, toques and
rubber boots looking for their plugged Top-Flites, the
river is still rising and the coziest place in town is
still the Legion. We
hope the patios can be set up soon and it will keep a bit
of the traffic off the newly polished floors.
They are just gleaming and with the slush mats put
away, the place just sparkles!
The next thing on the agenda will be the up-grading
of the veterans’ memorial on our corner of Queen and
appears to be in a state of neglect no matter how many new
gardens have been designed and managed, it just doesn’t
fill the bill.
The Legion is a living memorial to the veterans who
gave us the freedom that we are enjoying today and we are
obligated to preserve their memory and to continue to
honour them in the manner they deserve and our little
cenotaph area is a direct link to their service and where
we can go to pay our respects.
The members and guests are enjoying their social
times in the finest surroundings in town.
Our needs and comforts are being met with
‘thanks’ to the generosity of members and associates
without the ‘special assessments’ that other clubs
would have to impose upon their members.
We have been awarded Trillium grants for the big
projects and our Veterans’ Memorial re-construction will
be aided in part by Veterans’ Affairs.
Our President Garry Frost has left no stone
unturned in the rejuvenation and up-grade of Branch 142.
Some of the things you can do to help is attend our
special events. Another
Perch Dinner is coming up on Friday, May 3rd
commencing at 4:30 pm and continuing to 7:00 pm for only
$15.00/pp all inclusive and take-out will be available at
the back entrance. We
have a full calendar of events all summer long with a
Perch Dinner every month until the end of November.
Stay tuned for details.
Ragg Topp is coming back on Saturday, May 4th
for a 50-60’s dance and prizes will be awarded for best
costume of the era. Dig
out that old poodle skirt and saddle shoes, attach a pony
tail and roll down the bobby-socks!
Carol Nie’s dances are always fun, only
$10.00/pp, tickets available at the Branch or at the door.
The fun starts at 8:00 pm.
Remember … there are shortcuts to happiness and
dancing is one of them!