Remembrance Day tea slated Sunday

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Ladies Auxiliary reminds everyone that their annual Remembrance Day tea is coming up this Sunday (Nov. 6) from 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Legion.
Admission is $3 per person, which includes sandwiches, dainties, plus tea or coffee.
There also will be numerous items for sale in the downstairs clubrooms, such as baking, perogies, cabbage rolls, meat pies, and crafts. New this year will be a jewellery table.
This is a terrific opportunity to purchase some early Christmas goodies or gifts.
You also can try your luck at one of the many raffles and draws that will be featured. This year’s main raffle is a mini digital video camera while second prize is a beautiful handmade quilt and rack.
Tickets are $2 each.
Auxiliary members are reminded that donations of baked goods and/or craft items are deeply appreciated for the various sale tables.
We will be setting up for the tea and sale on Saturday night so if any member can help, please join us at the Legion at 8 p.m.
In other news, 50 auxiliary members enjoyed a delicious potluck supper prior to the Oct. 12 general meeting.
President Silvia was pleased to introduce Carolyn Abbott as acting treasurer until the new executive is elected.
Sgt.-at-Arms Yvonne Chambers reported that the fish fry supper was a great success and she expressed many thanks to all who contributed to it.
She also advised that there will be several work bees to prepare perogies, cabbage rolls, and meat pies for the Remembrance Day tea.
Donations were approved for the D.A.R.E. program, Meals on Wheels, and “Spirit of Christmas.”
Diane Taggart gave a very informative report on the Legion convention that was held this past June in Brandon, Man.
Vice-president Alfreda Easton then reported on plans for a variety night that the branch is holding on Nov. 11 to commemorate this being the Year of the Veteran.
Read more about this in the days ahead.
Ladies, don’t forget to pay your membership dues early—you could be the lucky winner of the early-bird draw.
The birthday winner for October was Clara Stainke while Chris Eisenzopf won the attendance draw.
This month’s meeting will be held next Wednesday (Nov. 9), with elections being held for the 2006 executive. Anyone interested in serving on the executive is asked to contact Mary Ducharme.
If you cannot make the meeting but wish to run for elected office, you must put your intentions in writing prior to the meeting.
In closing, the Br. #29 Ladies Auxiliary encourages everyone who is able to come out to the cenotaph on Remembrance Day. Each year we have fewer veterans and sadly soon there may be no one left who served in World War Two.
We owe them so much. Please make a special effort this year.

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