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Branch 142, Dunnville

05 May 2013 - Issue #21



What a beautiful sight as you wander the streets of Dunnville.  The spring bulbs are at their best as I write.  The glorious red and yellow tulips are bound to make some folk homesick for Holland .  Congratulations go out to the Horticultural Society for their beautiful show of colour in the various gardens around town; you have out-done yourselves.  Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers that spent many hours on bended knees and up to their elbows in potting soil, vermiculite and organic nutrient just to please our senses as we go about our daily rituals and chores.  Your efforts do not go unnoticed and are truly appreciated.

You missed a great evening with Dave Green and his stories of the early years of hockey in Dunnville.  He produced a slide presentation with historic photos of the original Mudcats and their rise to glory.  I am hoping he will do it again and give us plenty of time to spread the news.  You have to come.  It was a fabulous presentation.  I saw a few faces that even I as a newcomer, recognized.  It took me awhile, they still had hair and their own teeth and the swaggers have changed with the knees and hip replacements, but it was the twinkle in the eyes that gave them away; especially when they’re talking hockey.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Perch Dinner.  Your support of these events is what keeps us going and enables us to continue our community service.  The next one is our Mudcat Festival Perch Dinner on Friday, June 7th but you don’t have to wait until then to come back, there’s always something going on at Branch 142.

Due to the 24th of May weekend, our General Meeting will be held on the fourth Monday, the 27th of May at 6:30

Lynda Roberts, lynda.roberts243@gmail.com  
Public Relations Officer  
Branch 142, Dunnville