The April Foote Notes issued by the Grafton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (the 580 Lt. Col. John W. Foote VC CD branch) says that a long line of great events in March began with their public-speaking contest.
Seventeen students in Grades 1 through 9 participated in three age categories. The winners:
• From Grades 1 to 3, Jordan Simpson placed first, Tyler Calvert-Challice came in second and Chloe Crossley-Gryko finished in third place — all from St. Mary Elementary School.
• From Grades 4 to 6, Grafton Public School students placed first and second — William Hall and Lara Echeverria, respectively — with Ethan Rivard of St. Mary coming in third.
• From Grades 7 to 9, Sam Hall of Cobourg Collegiate Institute took first place, with Jack Griffith of St. Mary in second place and Carter Jean of Grafton Public School in third.
Winners went on to Zone F2 competition in Bewdley March 25, and Sam Hall placed first at zone level in his category.
The branch also enjoyed their St. Patrick’s Day dinner, plus the 11th annual Jean Jaynes-Jack Harnden-Eugene Tidd memorial darts and cribbage tournament.
Winners in darts were Michelle Stanley, Ivan Stanley, Jeff Lambert and Sharon Crane.
Winners in crib were Shirley Davey and Fern Stewart.
With $927.50 raised, the Cancer Society and Lung Association would each have received $463.75. However, the branch added $72.50 to top up each donation to $500.
In April, a number of upcoming events are planned:
• April 2 — Stoney Stoneman and the Sundance Band present an open-mic jamboree from 1 to 5 p.m. A light lunch will be served, and…
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