Archive for June, 2013

Once again the Athol Town Hall was filled with happy faces enjoying local strawberries from Laundry Farms,  (thanks Jean and Terry!) along with homebaked cakes donated by so many wonderful bakers in our community and a big scoop of icecream.  Thanks to all our hullers, servers, bakers and helpers.

Special thanks to the event organizers Glen and Susan Wallis of Cherry Valley for organizing this event for the 3rd year!  The hall once again looked so welcoming  and the strawberries were oh so sweet!

As in past years Susan and Glen invited wonderful celebrity bakers to donate their baking talents:  Anne House of Mad Dog Gallery, Chris Wylie of the Manse, Cynthia Peters of From the Farm Cooking School, Graham Davies aka the Bald Photographer,  Jenny & Kyle Otsuka owners of Zest Kitchen Store, Henry Willis of Humble Breads and Meghan Van Horne of the Regent Cafe who donated the wonderful Strawberry Cake she created especially for our raffle.

A steady flow of people attended throughout the 2 hours.  The lovely desserts were sooooo good that by  5:30 pm persons were asking for seconds.  Once everyone had been served once Glen announced that seconds were welcome at no extra charge.  We have a feeling there were even thirds and fourths!!!!!

Fun was had by all…….

Thanks once again to all our poster crew,hullers, bakers, servers, set-up and take down crew and kitchen clean up crew:

Brian, John, Lily, Graham, Janet, Neil, Anne, Alice, Bonnie, Peter, Pierette, Christine, Vicki, Michelle, Loreen, Carol, Kato, Linda, Don, Celia, Shannon, Sue, Glen, Linda (Lion’s Club), Laurie, Elizabeth, Carol, David, Buffy, Sister team of Debbie and Jamie, Jane, Peta, Ryan, Dereck, Barbara and to anyone else we missed mentioning ………we could not of done it without you!!!!!

All monies raised go to provide more and more wonderful events brought to you by those happy folk of the Athol Recreation Committee.

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Can you help hull strawberries from Laundry Farms this Tuesday night from 7-9 pm ?????

 (after Yoga class) at the Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley?

If so can bring your own knife or huller!  Great opportunity to see your neighbors!!!


Can you bake a cake, any cake!!! All cakes taste wonderful with fresh local strawberries and ice cream!

Drop your cake off anytime on Wednesday June 26th between noon and 5 pm to the Town Hall in Cherry Valley.

Cupcakes are welcome too!

The Strawberry Social starts at 5 pm and runs to 7 pm on Wednesday June 26th.

Along with the wonderful donated cakes and local strawberries and ice cream we will also be serving Tim Horton’s coffee.

And don’t forget our wonderful celebrity bakers who are donating to the event:

Gallery Owner and Quilt-maker Anne House of Mad Dog Gallery.

Henry Willis, bread -baker extraordinaire of Humble Breads.

Graham Davies, Bald Photographer of Cherry Valley.

Chris Wylie, renowned chef of the Manse Inn in Picton.

Food Writer Cookbook author and Chef, Cynthia Peters of From the Farm Cooking School.

Jenny & Kyle Otsuka, owners of Zest kitchen shop in Picton.

Bring a couple extra loonies in your pocket to enter the raffle for the spectacular cake from the

Regent Cafe in Picton baked by the one and only Meghan Van Horne and a few other  surprise  items we will be raffling off.

Event will go on rain or shine!!!!  Nothing will dampen our enthusiasm for summer fresh strawberries.

See you there!!!!

All Monies raised support the upcoming activities by the Athol Recreation Centre!

We also welcome help with set up, serving  and clean up!

Come join the fun!!!!


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To those who want to come and help out at the Strawberry Social here are the details:

Tues. June 25th 7-9 pm  HULLING
(bring your own knife) at Athol Rec. Centre.  Starts after yoga class.

Wed. June 26th noon-4pm SET-UP and CAKE DROP OFF
Wed. June 26th 5-7 pm SERVING
Wed. June 26th 7-8 pm CLEAN-UP

As you can tell from the photo below volunteering can be loads of fun.

(Photo:  Glen Wallis, Cherry Valley resident and Event Leader and Janet Davies,

Athol Recreation Centre Secretary extraordinaire)

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Looking for volunteers to help hull strawberries on Tuesday June 25th at 7pm at the Athol Town Hall for the following day’s Strawberry Social.


Or can you bake us a cake??? Any cake will do.   Vanilla, angel food, chocolate, carrot, iced or not!

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We are also looking for help setting up\serving \clean up on the

26th of June.

Come help support this wonderful community event.

Contact Glen Wallis at 613-476-2554 or by email at gwallis@rogers.com for details.

Thank You from the energetic Athol Recreation Centre Committee!

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Since this will be our last games night until the Fall we are having a Pot Luck dinner starting at 6:30 pm.

pingpong.jpgFollowed by our usual ping pong, card games and more!

So bring your favourite dish to share!  See you there!

Please note this is an adult only event.

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DSC03931The Athol Hall  Recreation Committee was happy to co-sponsor with the Friends of East Lake,  the recent ‘FROG WATCH & TURTLE TALLY’ on May 25th.

Children  ranging in age from about 4 to 12, along with their parents and grandparents, spent the early afternnon learning all about frogs and turtles from the Toronto Zoo’s Crystal Robertson, Stewardship Coordinator of the Adopt-A-Pond Programme. The event also included a hot dog lunch and was followed by a visit to a local pond to try and find real-life species.

All in attendance came away with a great deal of new information and enthusiasm.

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Come out to our second to last Game’s Night before our summer hiatus.    The fun starts at 7:30 pm.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments and snacks.  All are welcome.  Cards, board Games and more!  Bring your favourite game  to share.  Please note this is an adult only event.  See you there!


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In case you missed this fantastic movie at the Regent a few months ago (or would like to see it again!)

EAMES: The Architect and The Painter
TUESDAY JUNE 11 at 7pm
Appetizers & Dessert Potluck
Movie starts at 7:30

Bring your own refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Athol Hall in ‘downtown’ Cherry Valley

Coming soon….our famous Strawberry Social!
And the 2nd Annual Cherry Jubilee on July 27th!Image

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