Something for everyone at the 2011 Sutton Fair and Agricultural Show

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1 August 10, 2011 Volume 7, Issue 15 Something for everyone at the 2011 Sutton Fair and Agricultural Show Smiles were in abundance at the 156th edition of the Sutton Fair and Agricultural Show last weekend. Fifteen-year-old Casey Stiemer (left), a Grade 11 student at Sutton District High School, claimed the 2011 Georgina Idol title with her rendition of In the Arms of an Angel on Thursday evening. Ryan Marsden of Keswick was second and Samantha Sebo came third. Pefferlaw resident Sarah Simmons was named the 2011 Sutton Fair Ambassador on Thursday evening. In her speech during the competition, Ms. Simmons credited Georgina and its influence on her when she described how it Takes a Village to Raise a Child. Ms. Simmons will be attending university in the fall where she will study environmental sciences in Nova Scotia. Lovely Pearl McLean (above) was the perfect choice for Sutton Fair Junior Ambassador as she enthusiastically accepted her role and gracefully presented various awards and trophies to event winners and competitors for the duration of the fair. Ms. McLean is 11 years old and lives in Keswick. She will be attending Our Lady of the Lake in the fall. Sales Representative Teresa Millar NOT A THING TO DO! But move right into this lovely home with 2 large bedrooms, walk out to new deck from your master bedroom. Eat-in kitchen, Laundry room with tons of cupboards. Totally fenced in yard. Great first time or Down sizing home! Listed at $175,000. Better call me NOW! Call Teresa at (905) or you can visit

2 2 Our volunteers are simply the best! A huge round of applause goes out to Garry and Fronie Harpley from the Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers for all of the volunteer hours that went into organizing the Pefferlaw Picnic this year. The community owes these two a huge debt of gratitude for stepping up to the plate, digging their heels in and pulling off one of the most successful picnics to date. I also want to personally thank them for donating 120 cobs of corn for The Pefferlaw Post Movie Night in the Park the evening before the picnic. And while I m on the subject of volunteers, I have to acknowledge the wonderful job the Pefferlaw Lions Club did. Their antique car show had over 210 cars making it one of the largest car shows in York Region, if not the largest. And what can I say about the hard work and dedication that went into their BBQ kiosk at the picnic? I watched as they toiled away for hours making hotdogs, hamburgers and vegetable samosa for all of the patrons standing in line. Way to go guys and gals...you did a tremendous job and we appreciate all of your hard work! And, what more can I say about the volunteers who worked tirelessly to stage the Sutton Fair and Horse Show? Each year I am humbled by their dedication and commitment always with a smile and a kind word. The faces I see there every year are mostly the same members of the Johnson family, the Woodrow family, the Lockie family, the Bunnick family, the Pegg family, the Raes, the Palletts, the Kays, the Winches, the Sellers and so, so, many more. It is a team that knows their stuff as events and contests are staged seamlessly every year. Everyone involved, and I wish I had room to list them all, is a credit to this community and should take great pride in the fact that they have played a significant role in sustaining this great local tradition. So many other small town fairs have faded into the annals of history but the contribution of more than 250 volunteers at the Sutton Fair has cemented its position as one of only three that have survived. Thank you. FYI If Rob Grossi ever loses his seat on council as Mayor he will definitely have a career as an emcee. He did a great job at the Idol competition and filled in nicely during the delays caused by the tractor pull although I wouldn t quit my day job if I were him to take up a singing career. He did mess up a bit though when he tried several times to blame Ken Hackenbrook for York Region s decision to pave High Street during fair weekend. Especially when he sits on the Transportation Committee at York Region and Ken doesn t. Karen Wolfe, Editor. Publisher/Editor Karen Wolfe (705) Proofreader Nancy Koster Advertising Sales & Inquiries Karen Wolfe (705) Distribution Inquiries The Pefferlaw Post Offices 17 Otter Cove Pefferlaw, Ontario L0E 1N0 (705) The Pefferlaw Post publishes on the 10th and 24th of every month (except December 24) and is distributed throughout Georgina and beyond. The contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may only be used for personal and non-commercial use. The Pefferlaw Post accepts no responsibility for claims made for any product or service reported or advertised.

3 Sutton couple first on Edge Walk 3 On Monday, August 1, Sutton residents Brian Lytle and Crissie Thompson decided to get high and became the first thrill seekers to lean over the edge of the CN Tower and take in the sights 356 metres (1,168 feet) below. Edge Walk is the latest Toronto attraction which invites CN Tower visitors to don a special jumpsuit and harness that is tethered securely to a bar surrounding the tower. For $175, those who are not faint-of-heart can spend 30 minutes walking on the outside of the tower along a five foot wide cat-walk that has no outside railing. It was absolutely mindboggling and a real thrill, said Mr. Lytle. One maneuver which particularly tested his metal was when he stepped to the edge of the cat-walk, stood on his tip toes and leaned out into space with his arms wide.

4 4 Beaverton House Tour The 16th Annual Beaverton House Tour on Sunday, July 24 attracted more than 200 visitors to five town and lakeside locations including a three-storey 1880s historic manse now owned by Bill and Beth Ann Kenny, the 1912 Brenda Dollick home on Parklawn Ave. and a century home meticulously maintained by Sheila and Ken Davis on North Street. The photo above was taken inside a lakefront home and shows a great room featuring a post and beam ceiling made from BC Douglas Fir which took workers from Quebec three months to construct.

5 Quilters united by fire 5 In response to the devastating fire on Dalton Rd. on July 11 which left close to 100 people homeless, quilters from across Georgina responded in droves to a call for help from The Quilting Gnome. Within 15 days no less than 48 quilts were made and hand delivered to the residents.. What a feeling to receive such a gift of love, warmth and kindness at a time when everything you own has been trashed, said Edith Kozma from The Quilting Gnome. It was extremely emotional for all involved. Life Insurance

6 6 Sutton Fair and Agricultural Show celebra Baby Angus Rae wins 7-12 mos. category in Baby Show. 2. Sam (L) and Will McDonald (R) groom their North Country Cheviot to prepare for Sheep Show. 3. Ryder (L) and Dakota Kelly (R ) enjoy midway games. 4. Katrina Seeman, 12, wins Junior Showmanship with three monthold calf, Sicily. 4

7 7 ates 156 years one of three left in York Region Dignitaries pose with Canadian Gold Olympic hockey champion, Shannon Doyle. 6. Samantha Doss picks up 1st place honours in Sport Pony Equitation Under Saddle category. 7. Fair goers enjoyed the sights, sounds and scents of the midway. 8. Tyler Anderson, 6, wins his heat in the Pedal Tractor Pull. 9. Caitlin English picks up a Best in Show ribbon with her hydrangea exhibit in the Best Youth Design category in the flower show

8 8 Tennyson Tidbits Wanda and Bill O Neill and Susanne and Mario Menezes are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Amy O Neill and Andrew Menezes. The wedding will take place next year on Aug. 11, Congrats, guys. A man s gold wedding band with beveled edges and an inscription on the inside was lost at the Pefferlaw Picnic. If found, please call (705) We would like to welcome Jose-Rafael Arguello, 12, and Luis Eduardo Arguello, 7, who are visiting their aunt and uncle, David and Carolina Weir in Pefferlaw for six weeks. The boys are from Caracas, Venezuela and will be joined by other family members at the end of August. We want to wish Wanda O Neill a very Happy Birthday on Sun. Aug. 14. We ll have a special coffee to celebrate! We also want to send greetings to the Warner household. Cliff will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 21 and his wife Bev, will chalk up another year on Aug. 26. Cheers to you both. The Georgina Fire Department wants you to know they have lifted the fire ban so fire permits are now available. There is a new York/Durham Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association. John Hicks at

9 Explore the past at Doors Open 9 The Town of Georgina and the Georgina Historical Society are inviting residents and visitors alike to celebrate the community s heritage by exploring the unique properties across Georgina s historic lakefront communities during Doors Open Georgina on Saturday, August 27. In the mid-1800s, Lake Simcoe s waterfront was developed as a desirable vacation destination with large estates, farm acreage and especially the shoreline being developed into prime vacation properties. Small beach communities such as Belfore Beach, Roches Point and Eastbourne gradually merged and the cottages, lodges and cabins were converted into an amazing array of private homes. Numerous heritage sites will be open to explore with additional programming such as walking tours and interpretive exhibits available at designated locations. The 2011 Doors Open event will include: Arnold C. Matthews Nature Reserve a private 135 acre natural forest: Cayley Hall a meeting place where visitors can obtain historical and cultural information; Christ Church an 1862 charming church in Roches Point, Deer Park Public School one of the oldest schools in Georgina built in 1913; Eastbourne Golf Club one of the first courses built on Lake Simcoe; Ingleside located in Orchard Beach, it is one of the oldest cottages on Lake Simcoe; Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre an historic 1870s family estate; Nordhoff the former home of Sir Robert Kilgore built in the 1870s; North Gwillimbury Park and Roches Point Eco-Park and Wharf.

10 10 Junior Farmers at Shoberrys The young charges of Shoberry s Day Care were given a chance to interact with farm animals when members of the York Region Junior Farmers transported samples of their livestock to both sites on Friday, July 22. According to Junior Farmer member Claire Bunnik, the visit helps build awareness among young children and gives them an opportunity to pet and ask questions of us farmers. Ducklings, rabbits, a lamb and, of course, the calf shown above were part of the exhibits. Dr. Barry Hanser Dr. Karen Chu

11 11 PAR Pefferlaw Family Picnic and Lions Car Show share community fun Winner of the Pefferlaw Lions Car Show. 2. Have Bus Will Travel celebrates 30 years in business with 30 employees. 3. Anjolie Fusco, 10, picks up third place in Watermelon Eating contest. 4.Rhiannon Joyce, 4, from Sunderland tries her hand at rock painting. 5. What is a picnic without sack races? 6. Michael Pietrobon from Maple wins the Hot Wing Eating contest. 7. Future Pefferlaw Firefighter Noah Crawford practices his firefighting skills. 8. Cody Graham,10, models a real-live snake at the Zoo to You tent. 8

12 12 The Baldwin Country Jamboree gets underway at Sentimental Journey on Hwy. 48 on Aug. 11 and runs until Aug. 14. The Splash Water Festival, to be held from noon until 6:00 pm on Sat. Aug. 13 is a day of fun and discovery inspired by water at De La Salle Park in Jackson s Point. Brock s Big Bite, a festival of food and friends, takes place on the main street of Beaverton from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm on Sun. Aug. 14. Call (705) A Vacation Bible School will be held at Cedardale Church of the Nazarene in Pefferlaw from Mon. Aug. 15 to Fri. Aug. 19 from 9-11:45 am. Call (705) A fundraising garage sale for Georgina s Synchronized Skating Team Iceations will be held at Shoberry s 2 on Hwy. 48 on Fri. Aug. 19 at 2:00 and on Sat. Aug. 20 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Georgina Arts Centre will host a Vernissage Reception for their Forgotten Graces exhibit on Sun. Aug. 21 at 1-3pm. Coming Events & Announcements Be at St. George s Anglican Church on Sun. Aug. 21 at 3:00 pm for music selections by internationally acclaimed cellist, Daniel accompanied by Carey on guitar. For more info call (705) On Mon. Aug. 22 at 7:30 pm the Lake Simcoe Gardeners invite you to the Fall Flower & Vegetable Show and hear guest speaker Jack Kent at the Keswick United Church. St. Andrews United Church in Beaverton will host a Fish Fry Dinner with continuous servings from 5-7 pm on Wed. Aug. 24. Call (705) On your mark, get set, ready and go to the Eaglewood Folk Festival in Pefferlaw on Aug. 26, 27, & 28. It is a family friendly event featuring diverse and original folk/ roots music with workshops, children s program, food vendors and artisans village. Call (905) Momstown is celebrating their birthday on Sat. Aug. 27 from 10 til noon at Keswick Christian Church. Georgina s 2nd. Annual Doors Open event featuring nine historic lakeside sites will be held on Sat. Aug. 27. Call Phil-Rose Donohoe at (905) CLASSIFIED ADS Eavestrough cleaning and protection system installed. Fast service and reasonable rates. Free estimates. Call Eric (705) Pefferlaw FAMILY FIRST DAYCARE Pefferlaw Spaces available. Experienced, reliable, low numbers, healthy snacks/ lunch, family fun atmosphere. Dedicated to the development of your children. Special needs welcome. Call (705) HELP WANTED Hair Stylist/Nail Technician. Rent a chair and start your own business. Own hours Great opportunity. Call (705) HOUSE FOR SALE Newly renovated, open concept 2 bedroom home with 12x8 shed with hydro. Also with a 10x10 metal shed in well maintained yard, new 24x12 covered porch on front of house. To view call (905) CORRECTION NOTICE: On page 6 of the July 24 issue we misidentified a person at the Royal Tea. The woman in the photo is Pat Stanojevic. Pro Hardware and a whole lot more... SHAW PRO HARDWARE 533 PEFFERLAW ROAD PEFFERLAW, ONTARIO L0E 1N0 Telephone: (705) Fax: (705) Brent Shaw Owner STORE HOURS Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.