The Borden Co-op and Affinity Credit Union worked together to put on a barbecue lunch, with the proceeds going to the Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee. This committee has bought all new chairs and eight-foot long fiberglass tables for the hall. For $2, you could get a hamburger or hot dog, pop and ice cream, and they raised $334 for the committee. Winning door prizes were Ian Wainwright, Cael Redhead, Lorraine Lajoie, Dave Parchoma and Blaire Dolson.
The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper on June 26 with 38 out to enjoy the meal and local talent. The tables were all nicely decorated with rose bowls and candleholders with pink and purple flowers set on doilies and colored serviettes. Blowing out the candles on the birthday cake for June were Pat Trischuk, Sandra Long, John Petrun and Ruben Rempel. Peter Thiessen was MC for the program and he told a few jokes and then introduced Ron Mills who played guitar and sang Back to You, Life Where Corn Don’t Grow and I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand, then Peter and Ruben Rempel joined him to sing Little Country Church. Marlene Derbawka and her daughter Stephanie played and sang She’s an Eagle When She Flies, a medley of Summer Songs, Those Were the Days, Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool, One Day at a Time and an Irish Song. Marlene plays the guitar and mandolin and Stephanie plays a Cobro guitar. Velora Friesen had a humorous reading called Life Happens, all about a girl getting engaged to three different men in three different cities and what happens when they all show up at the same time. Sue Mills told a few jokes and sayings about old … never die, they just … with different words for each sentence. With Mary Thiessen playing the keyboard, she accompanied Peter and Ruben for their singing of Cool Water, Mocking Bird Hill, Somebody Touched Me, Remind Me, Remind Me Dear Lord, It’s Shouting Time in Heaven and closed with Rock of Ages. There are no business meetings for the summer but the next potluck supper and July birthdays will be July 31 at the acreage of Ed and Dianne Rawlyk and the club supplies the meat, buns and dessert so everyone just bring salads or fruit.
The Borden Museum is holding an Historic Walk Of Borden on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m., with summer student Leah Williamson in charge. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
The jam sessions will still go on during the summer in the Friendship Club Room, the second Thursday of each month – July 11 and Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.