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Borden and District News: Friendship Club gathers for monthly potluck

Presentation on early childhood centre heard by members.

BORDEN — The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper and program Sept. 29 in the Borden Community Centre with 65 on hand to enjoy the evening.

Peter Thiessen gave the blessing and after the meal a presentation was given by the Little Sprouts Early Childhood Centre being proposed for Borden. They did a video presentation with each member of the board telling of the plans for the future of Little Sprouts – Jillian Orchard, Josie Schultz, Emiley Saunders, Shania Meyer, Brooke Rideout, Jessica Larsen, Tesa Tway, Megan Blatz and C. Bradshaw.

The board have purchased the former Sugar Shack cafe and two lots beside it, which will become a playground. They have renovations to do to make the building acceptable for all the regulations to become a licensed facility. With 11 babies born this year and close to 40 children in the age group that could attend, the need is significant and they are looking for donations.

After the presenters left, two large decorated cakes baked by Evelyn Skarra were brought out, Happy Birthday was sung to the two celebrants present – Bev Hrynuik and Lew Wall – and cake and ice cream was passed around for everyone to enjoy. Then Peter told a few jokes and introduced the entertainment for the evening – Highway 31.

The band consisted of Ian McLeod and Neil Campbell playing bass guitar, Doug Martin on drums, Joan Julseth playing the keyboard and Glenn Julseth playing guitar. Except for Doug, the foursome all took turns singing the many songs they harmonized.

Oct. 7 will be the last day of Borden Farmers Market for the summer and it will be appreciation day, with free goodies and beverages to thank all those who supported the market during the summer months. Karen Kerr (phone 306-997-5600), president of the market, is taking applications for tables at the Christmas market Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borden Community Centre. Spots are filling up fast.

October is the month for fall suppers and three that I know of are the Borden Lions Oct. 15 in the Community Centre from 5 to 7 p.m., Speers United Church Oct. 19 in the Recreation Centre from 5 to 7 p.m. and Langham Oct. 23 in the town hall.

The Borden Friendship Club is holding a Fall Tea and Bake Sale on Friday, Oct. 14 at 2 pm in their club room, with proceeds from the tea, bake sale and 50/50 all going to the Borden Care Home.


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