56 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2017 9th Annual Port Perry Town & Country House Tour Dear Editor On Saturday September 16th, the Port Perry and Prince Albert United Churches’ Outreach Committee was pleased to present the 9th annual Port Perry Town & Country House Tour. This year, we were delighted to present five homes, one garden and a loft. We were very pleased to include the Scugog Shores Historical Museum on this year’s tour. Over $12,000.00 was raised on that day. The Port Perry House Tour committee is grateful to the homeowners, Township of Scugog, sponsors, patrons, local media and many volunteers who generously supported this charitable event. Since 2009, over $100,000.00 has now been raised for five important local organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham, Community Care, Joanne’s House, North House, and YWCA Durham’s Second Stage Housing for Women. Next year’s tour is a milestone year. It will mark the 10th anniversary of the tour and the committee is already planning! For further information, please visit our website, www.portperryhousetour.ca Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Shelley Bertrim, on behalf of PPHT Committee Mailbox Letters to the editor continued from page 2 Camille’s Closet carries on Dear Editor Our hospital in Port Perry may need mechanical repairs and is currently “off the road” but the Auxiliary volunteers have hardly shifted a gear. Camille’s Closet, our “new-to-you” shop on Mary St. behind the post office, continues to accept donations and offer great bargains Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We offer seasonal clothing, housewares and holiday decorations. With the community’s help, that little store has become a big source of revenue for us. At our monthly meetings, we are currently planning the “Wheelbarrow of Wine” and “Polar Plunge” fundraisers for the fall and winter. There is also a new event planned for the spring (TBA) and you’ll see our smiling faces again at the June “Tag Days”. We are going to be ready to buy any new equipment or help with whatever is needed when those doors reopen. Our members will celebrate with the community as we once again will be able to provide the caring support to the patients and staff in our special hospital. We eagerly wait for the day when our smocks will once again be visible in day surgery, in the gift shop and in the patient rooms. Until that day arrives, for the Auxiliary – it’s DRIVE ON! You’re invited along for the ride. Sincerely, Gail Kerry, on behalf of the Auxiliary and administrators of Camille’s Closet Amazing treatment by kind people Dear Editor I would like to share a positive experience with you covering a loss and the return of my gold bracelet over the past couple of weeks. We were visiting Great Wolf Lodge, and while at the waterpark, I noticed that my gold bracelet was missing from my wrist. I then went to their lost and found to find that some awesome soul had found it and turned it in – so I got it back! One of the gold links had actually broken, which caused it to fall off my wrist. Thankfully there are some very GOOD people out there. My bracelet was purchased at Dana’s Goldsmithing Inc. in Port Perry last Christmas. I brought it back to their store to have Amanda (one of the jewellery repair/sales clerks) try to repair it for me. Unfortunately, Amanda said to me, later on that same day, they could not repair it properly. However, between Kerry and Dana they decided to contact the manufacturer on my behalf, to get the manufacturer’s comments. The manufacturer, fortunately, was very gracious to advise Dana’s that they would replace it free of charge. I now have the new bracelet back in my possession and I am a very happy customer! I want to make it known that I am so pleased that Dana and her staff went out of their way to assist me. Kudos to Dana and her staff for a job well done! Regards, Bill Stimson 1680 Reach Street, Port Perry 905-985-4441 www.emmanuelcc.ca Remembrance Day Service C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday November 12 10:00 a.m. Please send us your letters, maximum of 250 words. Be aware that we cannot publish negative letters about individuals or businesses. Submit to: focus@focusonscugog.com