18 FOCUS - JANUARY 2018 THUMBS UP - to all of Scugog who generously donated hoodies, household items and personal items and those who ﬁlled hampers for our adopted families in need! The generosity was over the top!! Plus – a shout out to all the volunteers who pulled this all together! THUMBS UP - to our Scugog Lake Stewards and Emmanuel Community Church who were recognized for their hard work by receiving a DurhamFor150 award by our MP Erin O’Toole. The awards were presented on Thursday December 21. Congratulations! THUMBS DOWN - to the people who continue to litter with empty paper containers and plastic bottles even though there are lots of waste barrels located in the area and also to the smokers who leave their butts everywhere. Make sure the cigarette is out and deposit the butt in the waste container. Butts are litter too. THUMBS UP - to Dave Ellis, Alissa Smith and Liz Auston for the successful production of “Beauty and the Beast, A Magical Musical Pantomime” at the Town Hall 1873 at the end of November. The show was so much fun and showcased so much local talent. Kudos to all of the cast and crew! We enjoyed the show! THUMBS UP - to the person that found my wallet at Vos’ Independent in mid-December and returned it intact to customer service. You made my day and Christmas and I hope someone made yours as well! Thank you for your honesty and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018. THUMBS UP - Early Tuesday morning (December 12), I came across a pony running up Old Simcoe Road towards Simcoe Street. I tried in vain to stop him from running onto the busy road. Thumbs up to the black GM 3500 that stopped to assist. A really big thumbs up to Team Chelsea and the wonderful Facebook group that came together to get this little one safely back home! THUMBS DOWN - to the people who cut branches off evergreens planted around the neighbourhood water catch basin. These trees are planted for everyone’s enjoyment, not for your Christmas decorations! Let our trees grow. Do you have a Thumb up or down that you would like to see published? Please submit two or three sentences to a maximum of 125 words to: email@example.com Viktor Treiguts 905-243-4606 vtplumbing.ca• firstname.lastname@example.org Licensed and Insured by WSIB Over 17 Years Experience 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR OMESTEAD HFURNITURE & APPLIANCES HARDWOOD & LAMINATE FLOORING • WINDOW COVERINGS 1918 Scugog Street, Port Perry (across from Vos’) 905-985-2451 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Available at: 216 Queen Street, Port Perry 905-985-2171 1-800-377-9139 www.waggfuneralhome.com … Port Perry’s only locally owned and operated Funeral Home since 1846… Myles O’Riordan FUNERAL DIRECTOR/OWNER Mark Fletcher FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRE-ARRANGEMENT COUNSELOR Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family. It’s easy. Anyone can do it.