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A 60th anniversary celebration was held on May 26, 1974 at the Munster United Church. Charter members in attendance included Mabel Jinkinson, Vera Reid and Mae Tubman. Charter member Lillian Cassidy was unable to attend. The Merivale Blue Star Accordian Band

provided the entertainment for the evening. Lodges of the L.O.B.A. (Ladies Orange Benevolent Association) were founded beginning in 1894 in Canada to provide women with an opportunity to actively support the principles espoused by the Loyal Orange Association and to exercise benevolent activities. The Loyal Orange Association in Canada

is an organization for Protestant men and women who wish to preserve, maintain and promote the institution and principles of democracy in Canada while protecting their members’ faith and heritage. Orange organizations, in one form or another, have been in existence in various parts of the world since 1688 when Prince William of Orange arrived in England to defend the liberties of Englishmen and the Protestant religion.

SC Glee Club places third in national contest Elizabeth Cathcart

Special to the News


Members of Victoria Lodge L.O.B.A. No. 164 of Munster who were in attendance at its 100th anniversary tea at the Munster Orange Hall in Munster last Saturday afternoon are, front row, seated, Thelma Criggar, left, and Lillian Hobbs, right; and, back row, standing, from left, Helen Sadler, Janet Harris, Marion Jones and Ruth Jones.

News - The South Carleton Storm Surge recently travelled to Toronto for the annual National Show Choir Competition. Excitement reigned as the South Carleton Glee Club members aka Storm Surge got on a bus to make the trip to Toronto to compete for national honours. And when there’s a group of music-loving singers and musicians travelling on a bus with guitars and keyboards for five hours, it’s inevitable what happens – a loud, funfilled practice or jam session. The Glee Club had prepared for many hours for their performance at this National Show Choir Competition. The group’s performance had a very deep concept behind it, telling what life is like for a young teenage girl who is having her child taken away by child services. Songs such as “On My Own,” “Turning Tables,” and “Perfect” were pieced together to form an appropriate play list for this performance. Competing against many other schools from across Canada, the South Carleton Storm Surge took to the stage. It was a great performance that evoked a wild crowd reaction and bringing satisfaction to the choir for a performance well done. The final results showed the South Carleton Glee Club placing third in its category. This high placing also came with $1,000 worth of Yamaha music equipment for the school. Now the Glee Club is back at work, preparing and getting ready for next year’s competition.


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