Assist with Eyeglass Recycling Program.
Bill Rutledge, Mike Corson, Mel Hammond, Brian Begy and Jack MacDonald hard at work in preparation for the McKellar Fall Fair.
Al Last photo
Eyeglass Recycling Program
The Whitestone McKellar Lions Club has installed collection boxes at the Whitestone Nursing Station, Whitestone Library and the McKellar Library for used eyeglasses that you no longer need. These glasses are sorted, cleaned, graded and then sent on to needy people in developing countries. We welcome your contributions at these locations.
What are these guys smiling about?
They have just completed 100 partially-constructed bird feeders that hopefully our Junior Conservationist will complete when they visit the McKellar Conservation Association (MCA) display at the McKellar Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair.
In discussion with the MCA members, it was recalled by John Smith and Mel Hammond, key individuals in the concept, that when MCA first initiated the completion of partial construction of feeders to entice our young peoples’ involvement in conservation, we fell far short of the kids’ interests having built only 30.
The following year had us do 60 and we still experienced a shortage - the word having got out that this was a fun thing to do.
Now we have partially-created 100 feeders in an attempt to satisfy the interest in our youngster community.
McKellar Fall Fair Sept. 8
To participate, kids, get their parents, aunts and uncles, gramps and grandma to take them to the fair - it’s on Saturday, Sept. 8, the gate opens at 10 a.m.
There will also be many other booths of interest like a chain saw carving demonstration, entertainment by The Third Change Band and Deb Jones, a homemade quilt display as well as the many vendors, booths and exhibits and sports program for yourselves and family.
Are you ready for the big one?
As one moves about McKellar, Parry Sound and surrounding areas one may notice posters and signage relating to MCA’s Big Fish Classic Fishing Tournament.
As a potential participant mark September 21 and 22 on your calendar to be out on Lake Manitouwabing where your large walleye, pike or bass may net you $1,000 prize money.
In addition to these major prizes $30 cash prizes (one prize per person only) are offered for the next descending sequential 35 heaviest catches.
That’s $4,050 in cash prizes. Yet there’s more. Your $60 registration fee ($40 for kids under 14) purchased before midnight on September 9 includes a chance to win the hidden weight prize for fish over two pounds sponsored by Glenwood Cottages on Lake Manitouwabing, and a full roast beef dinner and prize ceremony to be held at the McKellar Community Centre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Registration may be made locally and in person - in McKellar at Manitouwabing Taxidermy, 6 Catherine St. and at Tony Agnello’s Divers Nook, 55 Bowes St. in Parry Sound. For further information and/or to register by mail and rules literature go to www.mckellarconservationassociation.ca or phone Steve Bradley 705 389 2666 or Lesley and Al Last at 705 389 1786.
MCA extends a thank you to McKellar Township councillor Jury Naklowych (Digital Designs) for his donation of time and material’s in updating our signs.