Candy for the kids at the community centre
McKellar Recreation Committee
The McKellar Recreation Committee is seeking some new members to commit only two hours a month to serving the community. We meet once a month and try to develop new and innovative recreational activities in McKellar. We need people who would like to see programs for children, teens, adults and seniors and who have ideas or interests they would like to see come to fruition under their efforts. We need your support; we are in danger of losing this valuable chance to work with McKellar Council in providing a program of recreation that the whole community can benefit from. Please consider stepping up and really making a difference. Call Elaine at 705-389-1761.
Don’t forget to drop in to the McKellar Community Centre (library entrance doors) on Halloween night, October 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where the McKellar Recreation group will be shelling out goodie bags for the kids, and will answer any questions you may have about joining the committee or discuss any suggestions you may have for our consideration. We hope to see you soon.
Remembrance Day Service
The Township of McKellar will have a Remembrance Day service on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1:45 p.m., sharp. The service will take place at the McKellar Cenotaph in Minerva Park, 677 Hwy #124. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served at the community centre following the service.
Think in Advance
On November 10, the McKellar Christmas show will be held at the community centre from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be many crafts people and market vendors where one can pick up that special Christmas gift and/or goodies.
The Parry Sound Christmas Show will be held at the YMCA November 17 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. One will find fantastic treasures for all including: jewelry, food, pottery, knitting, and crafts of all kinds. Find the unique gift for those on your Christmas list.
The Parry Sound Singers will hold their second Christmas concert on Saturday December 8 at 2:30 p.m., at the McKellar Community Centre.
McKellar Pioneer College
Here is a list of upcoming courses. All courses take place at the McKellar Community Centre:
November 3: Mrs. Wilson’s Cooking Classes - Basic Canning - fruits, jams, pickles and meat;
December 8: Gifts from the Kitchen and Holiday Buffet; January 19: Eating Healthy Food on a Budget that Won’t Bite Back. The cost for the above three classes is $25 and run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
November 24: Basketmaking with Nadine Tremstra. This course runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost and more course information to be announced at a later date.
February 23, 2013: Introduction to Soapmaking with Sandy Harvey. This course runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20.
Coming in spring 2013: March – Rush weaving or caning a chair seat; July – Paper making, times and dates TBA. You can pre-register with the township office 705-389-2842.
The Pioneer College needs a volunteer co-ordinator for the school. Please contact Wave Weir at 705-389-9847.
McKellar Sunshine Club
McKellar Sunshine Club hosted a regular euchre tournament on Thursday, Oct. 25. The big winners were Linda Stewart, 121; Bev Church, 115; and Karen Missal, 114. Mary Lou Herbert won the prize for most lone hands with seven. Share-the-wealth winners were Julie North, Judy Muir (who won twice), Gerry Schmidt and Fred Kemp. Many others won lucky draw prizes. A good day of cards was had by all.
On November 1, our meeting will begin with a potluck lunch at noon, followed by euchre and carpet bowling at 12:45 p.m. New members and visitors are always welcome.
The Parry Sound and District Horticultural Society’s annual photo competition was held on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Ted Krug conducted a very informative and interesting camera workshop. There were 128 entries from 17 adult members and 6 youth members. Sharon Link won for most points in the competition. Three of the photos were selected by the judge as the best photos in the show. Sharon won for first, Nicky Anderson won for second, and Sharon won again for the third photo. Megan Morrison won for the best photo in the youth classes.
The next horticultural society meeting is our Christmas Flower Show on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seguin Seniors hall, 80 James Street. This is the annual meeting, election of officers and our Christmas Party.
The always popular Hunter’s Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 and includes roast beef, vegetables and potatoes, homemade bread and pies. For more information, call June at 705-774-9237.
Here are the results of last Friday’s euchre night: Most lone hands - Gerry Schmidt and high scores - Jack Smith and Sheila Thornton.
If you have information for McKellar News please contact us at 705-389-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday noon for the following week’s newspaper.