Emerson celebrated his 6th birthday on Friday at the Orono Fair. He enjoyed all the activities. Milking a cow was definitely a hit. Friday was ‘Farming Fun Friday’ featuring fun educational activities for our homeschool community, preschoolers and parents.
On Saturday September 10, over 100 area residents joined the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Management Advisory Committee to collect and tag Monarch Butterflies before they set out on their 4000 km journey to a patch of forest in Mexico, to which they’ve never been.
The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is the biggest fund-raiser for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, which provides Canadians living with a medical or physical disability a Dog Guide at no cost to them.
Wow. What a fair.
Prior to purchasing the paper, I worked for 15ish years in resource development for non-profit and charity organizations. Part of my role involved volunteer recruitment and training. I was always in awe of the talent and dedication that would brighten my world. The first year we owned the paper my heart swelled. The level of volunteerism in our communities was unsurpassed.
Although many organizations are finding it tough bouncing back after the last two years – fundraising and volunteer recruitment being the two main hurdles, the level of excellence that occurred during the four days of the Orono Fair was beyond compare.
Willie Woo will once again be sitting at the council table. Woo was the only candidate running for the position of Regional Councillor for Wards 3 and 4 in the upcoming municipal election.
When driving around Ward 4, if it seems we are surrounded by apples, corn and horses, you are correct.