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Borden and District News: Farmers market Xmas sale draws 33 vendors

Lorraine Olinyk recipient of queen’s platinum jubilee medal.

BORDEN — The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper Nov. 24 in the Borden Community Centre with 40 out to enjoy the evening. The blessing was given by Ron Mills and, after everyone enjoyed the bounteous meal, Happy Birthday was sung to the celebrants present – Brenda Tumbach, Bev Assman, Tom Hrenkiw and Delmar Hamm.

A presentation was made by Florence Neufeld and Dianne Rawlyk to Lorraine Olinyk with Dianne reading what they had written to MP Kelly Block regarding the services Lorraine had done in the community over many years and then presented and pinned the queen’s platinum jubilee pin on her.

The entertainment for the evening was Don Balzer from Langham, playing piano and singing. He led several singalong numbers. Don gave a bit of history about each song or composer, which was interesting.

The Borden Farmers Market hosted a Christmas market in the Community Centre Nov. 26, with 33 vendors set up in the main hall and Grad 2023 serving lunch in the Friendship Club Room. The grads also had a raffle draw of a large basket of goodies won by Julia Orchard of Borden.

A presentation was made by Peggy Walker on behalf of Affinity Credit Union in the form of a cheque for $4,500 to Borden Care Home with board chair Ivan Youchezin and manager Sister Peters on hand to accept the donation to be used to buy new appliances for the home. 

On behalf of the farmers’ market, Karen Kerr presented a cheque to the Grad 2023 class for all their help in setting up and taking down the tables for the sale.

Vendors donated prizes for draws and these were won by Dianne Rawlyk, Martha Rempel, Amanda Muelheusen, Gerry Wainwright, Pete Barkman and Maurenn Roth, all of Borden, Terry King from Radisson, Sarah Bohun from Richard and Randy Rounce, Jane Lund and Bev Panas from Langham. The market and lunch were well supported with many out to do their Christmas shopping and enjoy the food and the beautiful weather.

Upcoming on Dec. 4 will be the Lions Festival of Music in the Borden Community Centre at 7 p.m. with some great entertainment on hand and hot chocolate, cookies or sweets to end the evening.


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