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Maidstone and District News: Community pays tribute to Queen

Pie bingos continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until Oct. 26.
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Members of Maidstone Legon and others honoured Queen Elizabeth II during a wreath laying ceremony at Maidstone Cemetery.

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone Legion Branch No. 142 conducted a wreath laying ceremony as a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II at the cenotaph in Maidstone Cemetery. Legion members as well as members of the public were in attendance.

O Canada, Last Post, Lament and God Save the King were played as part of the ceremony. Dennis Noble prepared a prayer for King Charles as well as words to honour the Queen. Two minutes of silence were observed at 11 a.m.

A special wreath was placed in the Queen's honour. The mayor, an RCMP member, as well as other community members also placed wreaths.

Queen Elizabeth II was a kind, humorous, loving, devoted, dignified and highly respected monarch who will be missed all around the world.

The first Maidstone Health Care Auxiliary pie bingo Sept. 14 welcomed a full house with 30 scrumptious pies available to be won. The blackout prize at half-time, a huge fall gift basket, was won by Ty Kraft. Bingos continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until Oct. 26.

Storytime started a new year at the Maidstone Library on Sept. 16. From 10 to11 a.m. on Thursdays, there will be a story, craft and snack for children three to five years of age.

Ladies of Maidstone, if you're looking to get out for a fun night away from it all, Ladies’ Night says it all with live music and lots of laughs. Who better to hang out with than a bunch of crazy ladies? Lloyd Kinettes are hosting and a few of our very own Maidstone Kin Club guys will be serving up drinks at the bar. Chantelle Rose Marie or Michelle Leanne Stepp are the Kinettes to talk to if you're interested.


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