The Borden Farmers Market held their annual meeting on April 7 at the home of Eileen and John Petrun. The market will begin May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borden Fire Hall and run until Oct. 4. The executive remain the same – President Karen Kerr, Vice- Eileen Petrun, Secretary Lorraine Olinyk, Treasurer Connie Kinakin and replacing Rita Shukin on the board will be Martha Rempel. The Borden Fire and Rescue will be doing the barbecue this year with hamburgers and hot dogs and pie by the piece available from Natalie Gramiak. The fees for membership, annual dues and weekly table rent at summer markets were set at $5 for each, but more for the Dec. 7 Christmas sale in the Borden Community Centre.
The Borden Lions held their budget meeting April 2, along with election of officers for the next year – President Perry Nicol, Vice-President Sharon Assman, Secretary Bob Wardhaugh, Treasurer Sandra Long and tail twister Marlene Derbawka. Donations budgeted for were $500 each to Lions Club International, Sask Eye Bank, Sight and Service, $200 to LFC Dog Guides and $300 to Borden Fire and Rescue. Other donations were $400 to the Borden Care Home, $300 to the JP Children’s Hospital, $300 to Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee for new chairs and tables. Upcoming for the club is the lunch at Shay Farms (M and S Assman) farm auction on April 29, Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12 with proceeds going to diabetes research, and the grad banquet in June. The $500 scholarship for secondary postgraduate students is going to Graham Sargent and will be presented when he gets home from college. Ed Neufeld and Archie Wainwright have built three wagons to be pulled by a garden tractor and give children rides at Diefenbaker Daze June 1 and 2 and maybe at other times, and now they are looking for sponsors who wish to advertise on the wagons.
A special service was held April 7 at St. John’s Anglican Church, when celebrant The Right Reverend Christopher Harper, Bishop of Saskatoon Diocese, baptized Huxley Cain Dubasov Gerow and his great grandmother Ann Brand was confirmed into the Anglican Communion. Rev. Sheldon Carr assisted with the service and with the Celebration of the Eucharist. Organist was Linda Hosegood and assisting Rev Carr was Tim Latimer. Right Reverend Harper also presented a lighted baptismal candle to the godparents who in turn gave it to Huxley’s parents and told them to light it every year on the anniversary of his baptism or on his birthday until he leaves home then give it to him to take with him. The family of Huxley and Ann Brand supplied the luncheon in the lower hall following the service. Presentations were made from St. John’s with large bouquets of flowers going to Ann Brand and Tracy Harper, wife of the bishop. A wooden cross on a chain, crafted by Tom Hrenkiw, was presented to the bishop. A large decorated cake honouring the occasion was then cut by Bishop Harper and Ann Brand and everyone enjoyed cake for dessert.
For Good Friday the United Church will have a joint service with the Anglicans at 11 a.m. with Rev Carr officiating and a light lunch to follow. On Easter Sunday there is a joint service at 1:30 p.m. with Gayle Wensley assisting Rev. Carr with Holy Communion. There is no 10:30 a.m. Anglican service that day. Riverbend Fellowship, who meet in the Borden Seniors Room, will hold a brunch on Good Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service and a regular Easter service at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday