Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 was a day to remember. To remember those who sacrificed so much so we can all experience the freedom we enjoy today. To remember those who continue to work for peace. The Mildmay Remembrance Day Service was held under unusually sunny skies and warm temperatures. The service began at 1:30 pm with the arrival of the parade led by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 Walkerton. The Master of Ceremonies was Pete Liesemer, who also read the Honour Roll. Mildmay WWI- Norman Ernewein, Trywitt Kidd, Clifford Hesch, William MacKay, Stephen Hickling, Bertram Patten, Gordon Hogg, Harry Schmidt, Norman Kaufman, Clarence Seiling, Raymond Keelan, Richard Keating, Daniel McPhail. Mildmay WWII- Albert Buhlman, Laverne F. Koenig, Albert Dickison, Edward L. Kutz, Reuben Filsinger, Wm. John Meyers, William Haeberle, Alphonse Steffler, J. Leonard Herbert, Charles Winters, Carl Grubb. Formosa WWI- Alex Brick, Simon Kieffer. Formosa WWII- Olive L. Litt, Arthur M. Meyer, Victor Meyer, Andrew Schmidt. Messages were delivered to the large crowd by Legion President Bryan Preston, Mayor Bill Goetz, Pastor Doug Brown and Father Van Duy Nguyen.
Town Crier photo
Port Elgin’s annual Pumpkinfest was held on October 3rd, 4th and 5th. Along with the giant pumpkin competitions, there were lots of other vegetable weigh-offs. Other attractions at Pumpkin-fest included craft vendors, lots of food, pumpkin carving, children’s activities, midway rides and a two day car show.
Above: A massive watermelon is being weighed during Sunday’s afternoon program
Below: Allison Bross of London, Ontario poses beside some of the huge pumpkins and gourds which had been cut in half so that everyone could take a closer look at them