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Clifford Foodgrains bonspiel

Quilt winners - Lorne Underwood, right, congratulated, from left: Leonard Underwood, Carmen Underwood and Josh Underwood for winning the quilt at the curling bonspiel in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank held March 2 at the arena in Clifford.


Clifford Foodgrains bonspiel

by Bonnie Whitehead

CLIFFORD - Lorne Underwood organized the 2019 curling bonspiel in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on March 2 at the arena in Clifford.

Tom Gibson did not win the quilt raffle for the third year in a row, but he did win the curling trophy with teammates Ken Armstrong, Jim Armstrong and Larry Rae.

Leonard Underwood won the quilt donated by Sharing Our Faith. Anyone interested in helping with quilting  should call Sharon Kaufman at 519-327-8961. Quilters meet the second Wednesday of each month at Knox United Church. Claude and Elaine Field looked after selling the tickets for this year’s quilt.

 A total of 14 teams curled with draws at 8:30am and 10:30am.

Team leaders included Matt Lubbers, Brent Moore, Jeremy Underwood, Leonard Underwood, Carman Weppler, Bill Raynard, Eldon Bowman, Nigel Van Dyk, Brandon Kerr, Brett Uhrig, Nick Oleksandriw, Linda Osmond, and Wayne Page. This year, Matt Vandervecht of Auckland, New Zealand curled in the second game for the Alsfeldt team.

Each curler receives a prize of pork.

Curlers were treated to a lunch of soup, chili, pulled pork on a bun and coleslaw, with pie or cake for dessert, prepared by Ellen Underwood.

After lunch, Lorne Underwood challenged the curlers with a Clifford Foodgrains trivia contest. The first crop of corn was grown in the eight-acre field at the farm of the late Tom Booth 24 years ago. It sold for $2,963 and with the government contribution $14,817 was raised to help the hungry.

To date, $928,184 has been raised through Clifford-Oakville growing projects. Lorne also hosted a pork auction that raised over $1,000.

March 13, 2019


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