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Audrey McDiarmid recently delivered over 20 filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to the Crier office.  They were donated by members of Mercy Hill Christian Fellowship.  A big thank you to everyone who has filled a shoebox this year – your generous donations are certainly appreciated!

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Yes, Dennis “Hymie” Schnurr had a huge crop of apples this year at his Mildmay residence, BUT, he also grew some huge, one might even say massive specimens!  He explained that he has two small grafts on the tree about 3-4’ long, and he got 2-3 dozen of these huge “Alexanders” apples from those 2 grafts!  In total, Schnurr has 3 apple trees with about 26 different varieties.  The photo below shows a regular sized apple on the right and one of the huge apples that filled Hymie’s tree.
Big apples 2
– Town Crier photos

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Christmas Open House
Davishill Nursery located at 1258 Hwy 4 (between Walkerton & Hanover) is holding a Christmas Open House on Wed., Nov. 4th and Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6-9 pm. Jeff Davis is pictured as he makes bows in preparation for the event.  There are tons of beautiful Christmas decorations, urns, wreaths, arrangements and so much more!
Davishill 1

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Hoity Toity Cellars located on Hwy. 9 between Mildmay and Walkerton held their Community Harvest on Saturday, October 3rd, and once again, it was a huge success. About 35 people braved the chilly day to help harvest grapes and enjoy a luncheon and tasting.  They also had the opportunity to try grape stomping!
 Hoity Toity Grape Stomp2
Andrew White from Sauble Beach gets right down to the business of grape stomping.
 Hoity Toity Group Stomp
Lindsay Thompson, Lori Elliott and Rosanne Mansfield from the Bruce Peninsula, took the group method approach and were pretty successful in their attempt.

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London, ON is hosting the 2015 World Clydesdale Show at the Western Fair District running from September 29th to October 3rd.  The photo above was taken on September 26 at the hyde park LCBO where the Budweiser Clydesdales were out for everyone to get an up close look at and ask questions!

 

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Fall Fair 1

Mildmay-Carrick Ambassador of the Fair Morgan Hickling (center) is pictured with  Ontario Miss Mid West Queen Tiffany Lenselink and Ontario Little Miss Princess Samantha Willson


 

Fall Fair 3

Ambassador of the Fair winners: Front (l-r)- 1st Runner-up Joanne Rae, Ambassador Morgan Hickling, 2nd Runner-up Tabrina Goetz. Back- Congeniality winner Craig Klein.


 

 

Fall Fair 2

The new Mildmay-Carrick Ambassador of the Fair Morgan Hickling poses with the Teeswater Ambassador of the Fair (left) Kirsten van der Vlies and the Teeswater Jr. Ambassador Jessie Henry


 

Fall Fair 4

The Mildmay 4-H Beef and Dairy Club shows were held on Saturday morning at the Fall Fair


 

Fall Fair 5

The Optimist Club of Mildmay-Carrick sponsored two fun-filled activities for the kids


 

Fall Fair 6

The Mildmay Agricultural Society’s parade entry


 

Fall Fair 7

Mildmay-Carrick Public School’s entry in Saturday’s parade


Fall Fair 8

Mike and Rhonda Niesen of Cherilawn Paintball Challenge offered fairgoers the opportunity to test their paintball shooting skills


 

 

 

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Mildmay Shell recently won a major Customer Service Award from Shell Canada. The store was one of only a handful from across the country to be recognized for Exceptional Frontline Customer Service. Mildmay was one of the smallest communities to win the award. This is significant as the award was based on customer responses and the level needed to qualify was very high. Congratulations to (l-r) Barb McCausland, Sarah Stuy,  Carrie Newton, Helen Arnold, Pat Kell and Site Supervisor Emy Lamont. Each of them received a gift card which they are holding.
Edward Fuels award
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The Municipality of South Bruce Council hosted a “Mayor’s Coffee Break” on Thursday morning, August 20th in the Council Chambers.  Everyone was invited to stop in and enjoy a coffee and some treats… and what an array of tasty treats they had!  Left to right: Donna Thompson, Customer Service; Lenore Hinsperger, Admin. Assistant; Margie Bates, Councillor; Mayor Bob Buckle; and Leanne Martin, Clerk, posed for a photo before everyone starting dropping in. Donations were accepted at the Coffee Break for the Grey Bruce Alzheimer Society.    – Town Crier photo

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Ben and Carol Ireland of Teeswater are pictured with their 1978 Dodge Tradesman Van, they along with some Mildmay residents, took their vehicle to the Mopar Car Show at Arthur Chrysler on Saturday, July 11th.  The show was held in conjunction with the dealership’s 40th birthday celebration.  Also pictured are (left to right) a 1967 Plymouth Satellite owned by Gerry & Donna Bross, a 1978 Chrysler Cordoba owned by Chip & Susan Bross, and a 1992 Dodge Stealth owned by Everett & Barb Newton, all of Mildmay.    
Ben & Carol
Mildmay cars
– Town Crier photos

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Presley Winters, 8 year old daughter of Denise & Trevor Winters of Mildmay has been growing her hair in order to make a donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths wigs for cancer patients. Along with donating her hair, Presley also collected donations for the Grey Bruce Down Syndrome Association. She collected a total of $1,360.00 thanks to family and friends’ generosity.  Presley is pictured “before” and “after” her hair cut. 

The before photo

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