Operation Christmas Child team says thanks

December 17, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The local Operation Christmas Child team would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s campaign.    We would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who played a leadership role in their church or community group.  Your hard work and long hours has not gone unnoticed.

Thank you to The Grime Team, First Student Bus Lines and the Dollar Tree for your participation.

Our community working together on this project resulted in 1548 gift-filled shoe boxes for children being collected.

These shoe boxes will be shipped to Costa Rica, Guinea, Haiti, Nicaragua, Chile, Senegal and Ukraine and will impact the children by showing love, hope and joy.

Thank you for assisting in making a difference in their lives.

Carolyn Martin, Claudette Reichert

and Esther Taylor


Orangeville a new Detroit?

A copy of this letter sent to Orangeville Councilor Scott Wilson was sent to us for publication:

You initiated two motions that were passed.

1: To keep Tony Rose pool open for the next 4 years

2: Donate $25,000 to Pan-Am for a run-thru our Town

Well Mr. Wilson that is a great start for already burdened taxpayers.

You committed us to this great expense without considering the future of unforeseeable pool expense or for that matter the ice rink which being an old system could result in very costly maintenance.

Your generous offer of $25,000of taxpayers money to Pan-Am is also very questionable as we see that The Pan-Am executive wasted money foolishly (see Toronto Sun article Sat Dec 13,2014).

Reading Mr. Frank Grey letter in the Orangeville Citizen last Thursday confirms my belief that our local decision-making politicians are way out of line.

In addition to this The Orangeville Citizen Poll asked the populace if things will be better with this new council and the result was 87% NO.

Orangeville must be the only town with population of approximately 30,000 to have two pools, two arenas and two libraries.

It is great to be a nice guy and appease some of the people but it takes courage and leadership to stop unnecessary expenditures.

If we keep going at the pace you and the council chose we should be a Detroit very soon.

Peter Jovic



Thanks to a 

Christmas angel

On Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, I was shopping at Walmart in Orangeville and accidentally left my purse, with nearly everything I own in it, in a shopping cart.

Noticing my oversight within minutes but returning, of course, it was gone.

Not knowing what to do, a very kind lady from the bakery department told me I should go to Customer Service.

There was my purse in the back on a shelf. Some very thoughtful, honest person had turned it in. I can’t express how relieved and thankful I was and am for that individual and it would be nice to thank the person personally; so if you read this letter you will know how thankful I am.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Edythe Cayley,


A wonderful

program, beautiful place

Last month I had a knee replacement.  Through an organization called “Bridging You Home”, I had the privilege of staying at the Lord Dufferin Centre to recuperate.   Wonderful program.  Beautiful place.

I received a warm welcome from the Owners, Dave & Donna Holwell.  My Nurse Patricia and Physiotherapist Susan both did a great job getting me up and around again.

The staff, helpers, cook and residents were all wonderful and willing to help. I had a really good time.

Thank you and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a good 2015.

Mary Vandendam

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