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Today's date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 50
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Nigel the cat raises pet food donations for food bank

FERGUS - The Fergus Veterinary Hospital calendar featuring Nigel the office cat is back to raise donations of pet food for the Centre Wellington Food Bank.

Living windows

Living windows

The 2018 Palmerston Merchants’ Open House on Nov. 28 featured “Living Windows” at a variety of locations during the evening shopping session.

Family Christmas

Family Christmas

The annual Family Christmas Day was held at the Wellington County Museum on Dec. 9 with over 500 people attending. There was plenty for the children to do and program coordinator Kyle Smith was overwhelmed with the attendance. There were Christmas crafts of all kinds for the children to work at. In the gallery songs were sung and Puppets Elora put on a show for the children.

Fergus Holiday Handmade Market

The Fergus Holiday Handmade Market was held on Dec. 8. UPPER LEFT: Tracey MacMullin of Ever Smiles Gardens Homegrown and Handcrafted near Fergus took part. Admission was by a donation in support of Hospice Wellington or a canned food donation. LOWER LEFT: Matt and Brandon Wilhelm of Wilhelm Rustic Design display their serving boards and other wood products. ABOVE: Carol Easton, the Mom in Edgy and Mom of Guelph, shows off dolls created with re-purposed fabrics.

Dreams come true

Dreams come true

Director Deb Stanson took the helm of this past weekend’s Elora Community Theatre production of Anne of Green Gables at the Fergus Grand Theatre. The cast of 38 will perform once again Dec. 14 to 16. This year is the 110th anniversary of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book.

‘Trendy Trains’ to be next Minto public art project

MINTO - From Cool Cones to Trendy Trains, a public art project initiated in 2018 will continue next summer. The Palmerston Downtown Revitalization Committee and Minto Cultural Roundtable are invite artists to submit their applications to participate in an outdoor public art exhibit called “Trendy Trains”.

Guild casting for Canadian comedy

MINTO - The Grey Wellington theatre Guild is casting for a Canadian comedy set to hit the local stage next spring. Casting for Buying the Moose, by Michael G. Wilmot will be held on Dec. 19, at 7:30pm at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre.

Dance championships

Dance championships

Abby Hergott, 20, of Drayton, recently returned home from the IDO (International Dance Organization) World Tap Championships which took place Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Reisa, Germany.

Tragedy Ann to perform in Erin Dec. 15

Erin Roots is presenting Tragedy Ann on Dec. 15 at the Busholme Inn in Erin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 each.

Panto extended by popular demand

WATERLOO REGION - Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, more panto dates extend the fun. Ticket sales for Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto are soaring after the production received rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike.

Christmas spirit shines in Mount Forest

Christmas spirit shines in Mount Forest

Santa Claus made his annual visit to Mount Forest for the community’s Christmas parade on Dec. 7.

Beloved Rankin Family member brings festive show to River Run Centre

GUELPH - Heather Rankin will present a seasonal show including a mix of Christmas songs and original music during Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas at River Run Centre on Dec. 15 at 8pm. The main stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Drayton Kinettes hosted their second annual Breakfast with Santa at Community Mennonite Fellowship in Drayton on Dec. 8.

Santa visits Moorefield

Santa visits Moorefield

Santa made a visit to Moorefield for the local Christmas parade on Dec. 8.

Santa’s helpers

Santa’s helpers

Drayton firefighters hosted Santa at the fire hall after the Drayton Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 7, and invited the community to visit and share Christmas wishes.
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