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Happy New Year!!!!

All are welcome to attend our  1st meeting of the year tonight at the town hall in Cherry Valley.  Come find out what we have planned for 2019!!!

-The Athol Recreation Committee

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The Athol Recreation Committee would like to wish all in our Athol Community a safe and happy holiday season.  We look forward to welcoming you back to another year of events starting in 2019 at our hall in Cherry Valley.  Along with our wonderful annual events, the Scrabble Tournament, the Strawberry Social, Comedy Nights, weekly yoga to name a few, we also have a few new events in the works.

See you in 2019!

-Your Athol Recreation Committee

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The Athol Recreation Committee is happy to make cultural events accessible to our entire community!

As a thank you for being such a great audience during the 2018 season of comedy in Cherry Valley and for being the sponsor of  “Christmas in December, the 4th Annual holiday show, Taste That, the County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe is offering the first 15 tickets sold to readers of this post, 2 for 1 pricing on their admission to either the December 29th or the 30th performance at Mount Tabor! Use the promotional code ATHOL when checking out online.

While supplies last!

Buy your tickets here!

The Taste That troupe wishes all a safe, happy and hilarious holiday season!


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The Athol Recreation Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Phil Dodds award for excellence in volunteerism to the Athol Community is Barbara Wyatt.

Barbara has been active on the Committee for many years.  She was instrumental in every event that the Committee organizes by being our contact with the County on all hall bookings.   She was also responsible for initiating the display of the Alva Stephen’s ledger, an important Cherry Valley artifact.   Barbara was also a member of the Committee that established the important East Lake and Watershed Stewardship Plan that protects the waters and banks of East Lake.  She is also a member of the Cherry Valley Chicks, a weekly gentle Wednesday morning exercise class from 10- 11 am.  Barbara rarely misses a monthly meeting and brings to them fresh community-minded ideas and input and of course her wit, which makes her such a special addition to our Committee.

Thank you Barb!


Barbara Wyatt presented with the Phil Dodds award by Chair Glen Wallis.

About Phil Dodds: Philip Dodds nicknamed by those who knew him as Mr. Prince Edward.  Dodds joined the Picton Gazette at the age of 18 as a reporter in 1924 and retired as the editor of the paper 42 years later.  He is also the editor of the book Athol, Stories of a Township and it’s People During the Past 132 Years.  The book is an invaluable account of local Athol history available for all to read at the library in Picton.  Mr. Dodds is buried in the Cherry Valley Cemetery.  The Phil Dodds Memorial award recognizes volunteer service to the community of Athol Township.

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