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Smiths Falls campaign participants in this year’s Salvation Army Kettle campaign pose for a picture Nov. 16 to launch the 2012 fundraising drive. From left to right (back row) are Lesa Conlon of TD Bank, Cynthia Wilkinson, and Rob Stoddard. In front (left to right) are Dianne Pinder-Moss (Town of Smiths Falls), Jeannie Fair, Colleen Muldoon, Maj. Faith Cameron, mayor Dennis Staples, Kristine Fair (Mike Fair Chev Olds), Peter Philion (Giant Tiger) and Marsha Jackson-Legault (County Fair Mall). S Several l residents id recognized with Diamond Jubilee medal. — Page SF9
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Kettle bells ringing again this season in support of local families By STACEY ROY firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC News - Every Salvation Army kettle in the community represents a family in need, but everyone can help by assisting the army in packing up hundreds of Christmas hampers this season. This year the Salvation Army has expanded its kettle campaign to include the collection of canned goods needed to provide a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to an area family who is struggling. “There is going to be a big need this year,” said Major Faith Cameron. “Our monthly needs have been up every month this year.” To accommodate for these needs and the changing costs in food, the Salvation Army has
decided to ask the community for monetary donations and to physically help it build this year’s Christmas hampers by donating speci¿c items needed for the baskets. This includes beans in tomato sauce, soda crackers, soup, juice, cookies, canned vegetables, cranberries, stuf¿ng, potatoes, carrots and apples or oranges to name a few. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army church on Brockville Street in Smiths Falls. The plan is to place donation barrels at area grocery stores in the near future as well. A complete list of needed items will be placed on each barrel. Last year the Salvation Army handed out more than 817 Christmas baskets throughout
Lanark County, 417 of those in the Smiths Falls area alone. Beginning last week volunteers have been attending to kettles at key retail locations across the communities they serve and will do so until the end of the holiday season. This year’s kettle campaign launch was held Nov. 16 in each community. Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples attended his local launch at the Giant Tiger store to temporarily give back the municipal kettle campaign trophy to the church. “Smiths Falls will defend our title to assist the Salvation Army,” the mayor said. Last year the town won the ¿rst municipal kettle campaign trophy for raising the most funds on a single day for
the cause. The municipalities of Smiths Falls, Perth, Merrickville, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills all take part in the friendly competition. This year Smiths Falls council members will be manning the kettle Dec. 15 at Andress’ Independent Grocer while their Perth counterparts will do their best to wrench the trophy away the same day. The Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army’s largest fundraising drive of the year, which supports the Christmas hampers and the many social programs available to the community all year long. Volunteers for this year’s kettles are still welcomed. In Smiths Falls call Colleen Muldoon at 613-2833563 and in Perth call Jeanne Jenner at 613-267-4652.
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Christmas icon Rita MacNeil to stop in Perth Dec. 7 and 8 By TIFFANY LEPACK
particularly at this time of year because she is able to watch everyone get in the festive mood. “It’s always a thrill to tour the country it is one of the things I dearly love,” said MacNeil. “I always make it a point to meet people after the show it really gives me a sense of the place.” MacNeil has been singing professionally since 1974, her ¿rst album was Born A Woman, however the turning point in her career was her performance at Expo 86 in Vancouver. In 1990, she sold more
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EMC Events – Canadian icon Rita MacNeil is coming to Perth for not one, but two concerts, on Dec. 7 and 8 at Perth and District Collegiate. With the ¿rst show all but sold out, a second show for MacNeil’s Home For Christmas concert was recently added. “It is just wonderful that people are coming,” said MacNeil on the need for a second concert. “I am looking forward to the shows.” She calls Christmas a very special time of year, and always enjoys the holiday season. “I know over the years I have put out Christmas music and it has been very well received and I thank people for that,” said MacNeil. MacNeil says she loves listening to Christmas music especially choirs singing traditional carols. One of her favourites is Silent Night. “It is one of the songs I listened to as a child, I loved to listen to it with my mother,” recalled MacNeil. The concerts will feature some of her originals, traditional carols and selections from her new album. “It’s not a Christmas album but I would like to introduce it and hopefully people will like it,” said MacNeil. Her new album ‘Saving Grace’ is MacNeil’s 24th and her ¿rst in eight years of all original material. “It was de¿nitely a journey,” said MacNeil. “I worked with very ¿ne musicians and hopefully folks will ¿nd enjoyment with it.” Her tour will take her across Canada starting on Nov. 22 in Newfoundland and ¿nishing on Dec. 17 in Edmonton. She really enjoys touring,
records than Garth Brooks and 1991 she played at Royal Albert Hall in England. In 1992 she was inducted into the Order of Canada and received honourary doctorates from ¿ve Canadian universities. Her annual Christmas special on CBC attracts millions of viewers every year and will surely do the same this year. For more information on MacNeil visit: www.ritamacneil.com. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613485-6434 or at http://www. ticketsplease.ca.
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