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Rotary rides in with $6,800 donation to Reaching for Rainbows

Rotary rides in with $6,800 donation to Reaching for Rainbows

The Rotary Club of Picton presented $6,800 to Reaching for Rainbows – proceeds from the club’s annual Lilac bike ride. Reaching for Rainbows was designed nine years ago to help vulnerable young County girls between the ages of six and nine to reach their potential in a strong, independent future. Licenced by the Ministry of […]

Scholarship supports education goals of H.J. McFarland staff member

Scholarship supports education goals of H.J. McFarland staff member

Janine Caldwell, a staff member at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for the past six years, accepted the 2019 Jean Lynch Scholarship Award, Wednesday. Lynch was a resident at the home for nine years. Her family established a scholarship in her honour after her death in 2016. The $1,000 scholarship is open to employees of the […]

County girl's dying wish was to bring comfort to patients in hospital

County girl’s dying wish was to bring comfort to patients in hospital

Patients facing uncomfortable stays in hospital will soon be offered some comfort, thanks to a young Prince Edward County woman. In the spring of 2018, Kait Shannon, 23, lost her battle with cancer but during her stay in the oncology ward at Ottawa General, she and her mom, musician Jeanette Arsenault, spent time dreaming up […]

Community 'Crams the Cruiser' in Food Bank fundraiser

Community ‘Crams the Cruiser’ in Food Bank fundraiser

A giving community helped the PEC OPP Auxiliary and Pierson Foodland ‘Cram the Cruiser’ with support for the Wellington and District Storehouse Foodbank on the weekend. More than 306 grocery bags and $514.40 in donations were collected for the back to school fundraiser. Special recognition was given to 11-year-old Ella James, who donated $40 of […]

Auxiliary donation buys $10,000 smart bed for County's hospital

Auxiliary donation buys $10,000 smart bed for County’s hospital

It’s not just a hospital bed. It’s where a family member may have held a loved one’s hand for the last time. It’s where patients spend the majority of their time, waiting for a diagnosis, or healing, in preparation for going home. Thanks to a donation of just over $10,000 from the Prince Edward County […]

Calendars girls present early donation to help complete County's first emergency shelter

Calendars girls present early donation to help complete County’s first emergency shelter

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Alternatives for Women received a much-needed $12,000 boost toward finishing the restoration of Vi’s Place. The Ladies on the Rocks – a group of 21 women from Wellington on the Lake adult community, decided an early contribution from their ‘Calendar Girls’ project was necessary to shore funding for the […]

Kilometre markers posted on Millennium Trail

Kilometre markers posted on Millennium Trail

The revitalization of the Millennium Trail reached another milestone with the installation of kilometre markers. The kilometre markers are part of the revitalization of the trail, which includes resurfacing and grading, new directional and safety signage, and staging areas. The kilometre markers were made possible by sponsors and provincial tourism funding. “The generous individuals, businesses, […]

Lemon-aid for the library from pint-sized entrepreneur

Lemon-aid for the library from pint-sized entrepreneur

Four-year-old Dahlia Donovan showed her love for the library this week, presenting Whitney Shantz, Youth Co-ordinator, with $500 she raised at her lemonade stand. The funds will be poured into the Picton Branch Library expansion project. Shantz noted the young entrepreneur raised the funds at her lemonade stand this past weekend. “Despite the torrential downpour, […]

Lemonade stand squeezes out funds to Back the Build

Lemonade stand squeezes out funds to Back the Build

For most kids, running a lemonade stand means earning a little loose change to spend at the neighbourhood ice cream shop. But that’s not the case for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s youngest volunteer fundraiser. Haimish Hunter, 8, with help from mom Hilary Fennell, poured cool lemonade drinks from a stand set up […]

Sunflower walk supports County girl battling health issues

Sunflower walk supports County girl battling health issues

As yoga in the sunflowers and tours at the Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe on County Road 10 wrap up Tuesday, a second County field is opening for a few days in a bid to help a County girl battle serious health issues. “Our fields are past peak bloom, but are still amazing to explore,” […]

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