The Borden Friendship Club held their harvest tea Oct. 10 along with a bake sale and raffle draw. The room was tastefully decorated with fall leaves, sheaves, burlap vases filled with fall flowers and the poster wall had “Let Us Be Thankful For a Bountiful Harvest.” There were not too many out for the tea but the club still realized close to $260 from the tea, bake sale and 50/50 with the proceeds going to Borden Fire and Rescue, which is to be given to Inga, a fellow firefighter who is in hospital after a vehicle accident. The quilt raffle had a profit of $813, of which $406.50 will be donated to the Borden Care Home and the balance of $406.50 to Borden Fire and Rescue. Winning the 50/50 of $40 was Jean Sawchyn, the quilt went to Darren Garrett, the lap throw to Kay Leech and the hot pads to Tanya Hudson. The quilt top had been donated by Rita Smith and Jackie Meister and Jean Sawchyn quilted it with the lap throw and quilted hot pads made and donated by Evelyn Skarra. Winning door prizes from Radisson were Doreen Parker, Jeanine Fast and Gary Kilenko and from Borden Martha Rempel, Sandra Long, Brenda Tumbach, Eleanor Walton, Anne Palmer, Jean Brooke, Karen Barkman, Jean Sawchyn, Lenna Balon, Julia Bezugly, Ilene and Ivan Youchezin and Tom Hrenkiw.
The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly business meeting on Oct. 9 with reports from the various committees. The Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee will be catering to the Christmas turkey supper Dec. 4 in the club room. Members get a discount on the meal. The club has applied for a grant from Affinity Credit Union and Brenda Tumbach explained what has been done to date to landscape the east side of the Borden Community Centre if we get a grant. At the potluck supper Oct. 30, entertaining will be Don Balzer, singing and playing piano. Following the meeting a representative from Parkville Manor, Diane Katsiris, spoke about the home of the Underage Senior, which has respite units for short stays in the city, and she provided the doughnuts and coffee for lunch. The club is starting their Kaiser tournaments on Oct. 12 and 29 in the club room at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to drop in and play for a nominal fee.
St. John’s Anglican Church in Borden was beautifully decorated with garden produce, gourds, pumpkins and baskets and pots of fall flowers by Sharon Assman and Brenda Tumbach for Thanksgiving services on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. for the Anglican service and 1:30 p.m. for the United Church service.