6 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 Blinds - Draperies Shutters - Shades Great Selection - Stylish Colours Superior Service - Satisfaction Guaranteed! Joe & Cathy Gibson, Blackstock 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.com/portperry Free In-Home Consultation Yours alone. For your one-of-a-kind home. PortPerryArtistsAssociation PortPerry.Artists.Association 2018 AUTUMN SHOW & SALE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY LOCAL ARTISTS NOVEMBER 10 & 11 10 am - 4pm FREE ADMISSION Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street Port Perry Mailbox Letters to the editor continued from page 2 The gift of giving Dear Editor Once again Joan Elliott and myself, Jillian Howsam, who are Independent Sales Consultants with Mary Kay Cosmetics, are participating in the “Community Gift Giving” program in partnership with the Port Perry Place LTC Home. The program works like this: We have adopted the Port Perry Place LTC Home and along with your support, will provide each resident with a Christmas Gift. Please join us in this wonderful program to aid in ensuring that each resident at the Port Perry Place LTC Home will have a gift to open this Festive Season. Each gift will be a memorable gift that will be wrapped in a beautiful Christmas bag with a card attached from you. The cost of each gift is $20. Cheques can be made out to “Community Gift Giving Program”. We will issue a receipt that can be used for advertising and promotion. All gifts will be delivered prior to Christmas. Thank you for helping to make this a bright Merry Christmas for the residents of the Port Perry Place LTC Home. Thank you, Joan Elliott, 905-728-4220 and Jillian Howsam, 905-982-1902 First Lake Week celebration a success All the dollars, donations and good comments are in from the first Annual LAKE WEEK: A Celebration of Lake Scugog. There is so much excitement about what is being done to ensure the lake is healthy for our kids and grandkids. Dear Editor The Lake Stewards were so pleased to work with so many people on this initial venture. We would like to especially thank Jack Doak of Old Flame Brewing Co. for holding a big courtyard BBQ, Marwan Dib of Marwan’s Bistro, Yellowlees Family Farm and the Pantry Shelf for providing wonderful food. The donations, memberships and sales dollars will be a big help with our work. Jack did all the work to organize, promote, and provide the venue and band. It was a wonderful event on a beautiful August evening! Thanks go to Dana’s Goldsmithing, professional photographer Hark Nijjar, the Wee Tartan Shop, Herrington’s Meats, artists Joanna Malcolm, June Haynes, Leslie Beauchamp, and thanks for other items donated anonymously, for the silent auction. Old Flame also arranged that 50 cents for every Old Flame Beer sold during Lake Week at Marwan’s, Harp & Wylie’s, The Pub, Jester’s Court, Col. Mustard’s, the Foundry Kitchen and of course Old Flame Brewing Co., went back to the lake. Chris Pudleiner of Kwik Signs made 50 wooden cutouts for a fish painting organized by Birgitta McLeod of META4 Craft Gallery. When they were auctioned it brought in well over $1,000 for the lake. We cannot forget the help from the Township, which enabled the Stewards to hold a great open house called Secrets of Lake Scugog, to help people understand the lake’s challenges and opportunities. For the first year we think it was a great success with all our supporters and new members. We look forward to next year. All in all, about $12,000 was contributed in donations, memberships and in-kind gifts. Thank you all, Barbara Karthein, President, Scugog Lake Stewards