On June 14 Forest Glen Public School held their annual Fun Fair fundraiser. Students, parents and teachers all came out to enjoy some barbecued food, a bake sale, and other activities to show their support for their school.
The 65th annual Shakespeare Athletic Association Field Day and Fish Fry went ahead as planned this past Saturday, despite the wet weather.
The parade ran in one of the brief dry periods during the afternoon and the royalty themed procession, inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee, had onlookers cheering and laughing.
Joel Wittnebel. Independent Staff
Those not afraid of a little rain came out to the Baden pond this past Saturday to participate in the annual fishing derby put on by the Nith River Wild Turkey Conservation Association.
Earlier in the week 800 trout were loaded into the pond in preparation for the event.
On May 25 Waterloo Oxford held their annual Barn Yard Bash. An event comprised of everything from watermelon eating contests to line dancing gives the students a chance to blow off some steam before exams roll around in June. Here are a few shots from the day.
The Welcome Wagon is an organization that greets newcomers who move into our communities. But where do the gift baskets they distribute come from?
Today, the group thanked one of its long-term partners , Riverside Flowers and Gifts in New Hamburg. Wally Mueller has owned the business for 10 years, and she has donated gifts to Welcome Wagon recipients for just as long. She received a plaque and a thank-you for her role in welcoming new neighbours to the area.
“It makes them feel really welcome in the community, but it helps local businesses too,” said Anja Gangur, Welcome Wagon’s area manager. Newcomers enjoy the gift, and can also learn about a nearby business.
Left to right are Caroline Tichit, welcoming representative for Wilmot; Wally Mueller, owner of Riverside Flowers and Gifts; and Anja Gangur, Welcome Wagon’s area manager.
Caitlin Crieger, 2, holds a hissing cockroach Tuesday morning when the New Hamburg branch of the Region of Waterloo Library hosted the Wings of Paradise Creepy Crawler Critters presentation.