Busy week for service clubs in Formosa

FORMOSA – What a busy week the clubs in Formosa have had. Meetings, meetings, meetings, and planning, planning, planning.

The Formosa Swans met on June 6 with President Mary Nichols welcoming members. Guest speaker Jody Rogers, of Formosa, gave an interesting and informative talk on essential oils.

The Formosa Catholic Women’s League met on June 7 with President Linda Freiburger greeting members. The CWL passed a motion to donate $200 to Grey Bruce Mentorship.

The Formosa Lions met on June 8 with Lion President Jim Batte welcoming members. A $150 donation was made to Special Olympics. A motion was also passed to purchase a flag for the Recreation Pad. Monthly $40 winners of the Lottery were as follows: Orv and Emy Lamont, Mildmay; Jim and Linda McDonald, Brussels; Dave Kennedy, Mildmay; Dennis and Val Voisin, Listowel; and Bernie Hallenby, Walkerton.

District A-9 Governor Lion Jennifer Batte then installed the new executive for the July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 year as follows: President – Jim Batte, 1st Vice – Frank Jacobi, 2nd Vice – Sandra Douglas, Secretary – Hank Soers, Treasurer – Jennifer Batte, Tail Twister – Colleen Schwehr, Lion Tamer – Brian Donaldson, One-Year Directors – Mike Hallahan and Marianne Batte, Two-Year Directors – Kay Uitvlugt and Bruce McDonald, Membership – Joan Borho, and Bulletin Editor – Carl Zettel.

Pictured are the winners of the 2022 Formosa Homecoming Logo contest. Presenting winners Jasmin Voisin, Sidney Bross and Derek Dupuis with their prize (passes for the entire Homecoming weekend) are Homecoming co-chairs Tricia Mulvey (far left) and Tim Borho (far right). (Submitted photo)

The Formosa Homecoming Kickoff Barbecue, co-sponsored by Trillium Insurance, was held on Friday, June 10. The barbecue was a delicious and fun filled event with Lions Park filled with patrons, young and older, playing on the playground equipment, enjoying the music, checking out and purchasing the souvenirs, visiting, and looking forward to Homecoming on July 27 to Aug. 1.

The Lions will be looking after the breakfast on Sunday of Homecoming. The Lions, the Swans and the CWL are all planning their float for Homecoming.

The Formosa Recreation Pad Project is well underway. The roof is now on and the cement floor will be poured on June 20. The library housed in the Recreation Centre is still open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The pad construction has not interfered with that.

The Teeswater Agricultural Society hosted a Community Awareness Fair on June 11 with 15 displays inside and a large display of trucks outside. Four Formosa organizations participated. Marianne Batte, Carl Zettel and John Schill decorated and manned the Formosa Lions and Formosa Country Christmas Booth. Marlene Voisin, Marlene Ditner Haldenby, Ruth George, Anne Kennie and Eileen Beninger decorated and manned the Formosa Catholic Women’s League and the Formosa Swans booths. An interesting event and what a shame if you missed it.

The Father’s Day Breakfast promises to be a tasty meal at the Formosa Community Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Father’s Day has activities planned for the whole family.

After a two-year break, the Corpus Christi Procession will be held after the 11 a.m. mass in Formosa. This outdoor profession of faith began in Formosa in 1862. That is 160 years when weather permitted. Very few churches have property to take in this procession but Formosa Immaculate Conception Parish has a route around the church property taking in four outdoor altars.

The annual South Bruce Vintage Tractor Tour, now in its 22nd year, will also be held on Father’s Day. Fourteen exhibitors are taking part in this event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is something for the whole family. What an active little community Formosa is!