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Farmers market back in action May 6

Borden and District News: Vendors offer extra hour of shopping.

Borden Friendship Club members celebrating April birthdays are Ed Neufeld and Mary Thiessen. | Photos by Lorraine Olinyk

Amanda and Fritz Muenlhausen entertained at the April 27 Borden Friendship Club supper.

Borden News and District News

Farmers market back in action May 6

By Lorraine Olinyk


The Borden Farmers Market is getting ready to start another summer season on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Seniors’ Room in the Borden Community Centre. The market will be every Friday until Oct. 7 and there are a few new vendors signed up to sell their products.

One new vendor will be having hot dogs for sale along with pie by the piece and coffee and juice supplied by the market available by donation. There is space in the Senior’s Room to sit and enjoy lunch or refreshments for those who drop in.

Hours have been extended from 2 to 3 p.m., giving an extra hour of shopping each Friday. It will be great to see our returning customers and maybe a few new ones will drop in to see what we have to offer.

The Borden Friendship Club held A potluck supper, program and annual meeting April 27 with 34 out to enjoy the evening. Happy birthday was sung to Ed Neufeld and Mary Thiessen and birthday cakes baked by Dianne Rawlyk were shared.

Sandra Long was appointed as chairperson of the annual meeting and Lorraine Olinyk, secretary. The Memorial plaque has been updated and placed on the wall. Brenda Tumbach, as nominating chairperson, gave her report and elected by secret ballot for president was Ed Neufeld. By acclamation the secretary is Lorraine Olinyk, vice-president Sandra Long and treasurer Bev Assman. A vote of thanks was extended to Eileen Petrun for her six years as president.

On the committees are: bingo – Bev Assman plus three more; bookings – Florence Neufeld; caretaking – Peter Thiessen; communications – Sheldon Carr; decorating – Brenda Tumbach and Sharon Assman; entertainment – Ruben Rempel and two more; flower barrels – Brenda Tumbach and four more; greeting cards – Rosann Carr and Lorraine; Kaiser – John and Eileen Petrun; and lunch – Bev Assman and seven helpers.

A vote of appreciation was given to Gary Palmer for his many years as caretaker and he presented a decorated mop to Peter. A report on the year’s activities was given by L. Olinyk and by Brenda Tumbach on the flower barrels.

Musical entertainment was provided by Amanda and Fritz Muehlhausen from Borden. With Fritz playing guitar they sang several numbers.

Next up for the seniors will be the business meeting on May 11, a potluck supper with special entertainment May 25 and local seniors' clubs invited for June 2.

The mayor of Radisson is Peter Redekopp who has been elected by acclamation. There will be an election for councillor to fill his former position.

The executive of the Radisson 70 Seniors’ Club is: president - Gerald Wiebe; secretary - Jeanette Pauls; and treasurer - Evelyn Skarra. Board members are Lisa Rascher, Phyliss Blakeney and Glenn Skarra.

The club holds their potluck suppers the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Their board meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Music night is the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. A birthday tea is hosted the third Thursday at 2 p.m. and the last Saturday of each month they host a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. 

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