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TUESDAY, Dec. 19/17





-EESS hosts: Girls VBall v WESS


-Wed -EESS hosts: Girls Hockey v Parkside

-Thu -EESS hosts: Boys Hockey v WESS

-Sun -Eastlink ch. 10 – London Knights v Sarnia; 2 pm





(Aylmer Christmas Care boxes are being packed and delivered Saturday beginning at 9 am at Immanuel Christian School. This year they expect deliveries to 205 families – 20 families less from last year. They could use the public’s help for deliveries – volunteers, in pairs, should be at the school at 11 am. Information on the history and setup of the program (reprinted) is provided by Caroline Buis, Aylmer Christmas Care Co-Ordinator:)

“In 1990 we moved to Immanuel Christian School and packed around 200 boxes. The setting up of the assembly line of groceries, the bagging of the apples, oranges, cookies, and sweet potatoes and the packing of baby food takes time. The arrival of the fresh produces, turkeys and hams and the donated goods that have been collected by schools, business and parades etc. all needs to be co-ordinated. The wrapping of the boxes occurs on the evening before we pack. It is very impressive in the morning to see the rows of wrapped boxes. The deliveries start as soon as the packing is completed. For Straffordville, Vienna and Port Burwell the boxes and the toys from the Optimists are picked up by members of the Lions Clubs and the Legion and then are distributed or picked up at the respective places. The length of time of delivery depends on the number of community members who show up to do this part of the project.

We follow Canada’s Food Guide to provide and encourage balanced and healthy eating ie. cereal, butter, cheese, canned milk, canned fruit and veggies, fresh lettuce, carrots, apples, oranges, canned meat, fresh turkey or ham depending on family size. Special treats of a package of cookies, candies and hot chocolate, jello and dessert topping are added. The donated/collected goods are also added to the boxes. These will vary in quantity and variety from year to year, but usually consist of dry and canned pasta and sauces (lots of Kraft dinner and Mr. Noodle), dry and canned soups, tuna, canned fruit and veggies and stove top stuffing and cranberry sauces etc. We have approximately 75 volunteers ranging in age from 7 years to 80 years old. We stand amazed every year at the number of volunteers.”





GIRLS VBALL – SR – Parkside 3 EESS 2; JR – Parkside 3 EESS 0 





(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer’s Director of Operations) – “The Town will continue to provide a Drop-off Depot for residents to dispose of their Christmas Trees at the Parks and Recreation Parking Lot at 8 Parkview Heights. Trees may be dropped off between December 26 and January 8. All decorations etc. need to be removed including plastic bags they may be wrapped in. Trees left at the curb will not be picked up.”





(From Elgin OPP) – On Saturday around 6:30 pm Elgin OPP responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Talbot Line and Eden Line. east of Aylmer. A pickup truck was northbound on Eden Line and failed to stop at Talbot Line and collided with an eastbound SUV. The truck was occupied by three persons. The SUV was occupied by an adult female and two children. A six-year-old male child was freed from the wreckage by members of the Bayham Fire Service and was transported by ambulance to hospital with serious injuries. All other persons involved were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The truck driver, a 19-year-old male from South West Oxford, has been charged with failing to stop.





(Contributed) – The EEC Complex will host their 15th annual Family New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st from 6 pm to 9 pm. Face painting, crafts, carnival games, inflatables and Dotsy the Clown are featured as well as a musical performance by Vogel Joy. There is public skating and Shinny. Cost of this event is just $10 per family. Sponsors are the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer, EastLink, the Town of Aylmer, and the Township of Malahide.





(Information from Ken Andrews) – “The Straffordville Community Outdoor Ice Skating Rink will be erected on the concrete slab located behind the Community Centre (south end) again. I am the Volunteer Coordinator with fellow volunteers: Brad Andrews, Mike Wolfe, Gord Tait and Steve Vinnai (and our Community Sponsors: Klassen Auto Parts, WJ Roofing Ltd; Rose`s Sandytown Variety, The Sunshine Restaurant, Cain`s Auto Sales & Service and The CIBC-Tillsonburg Branch). We hope to have the rink up and ready soon. The rules of the rink usage and regular hours of operation (when the rink ice conditions permit) are the same as previous seasons and are posted. The rink is for Public Family Skating only during regular hours of operation – no hockey permitted.





Free public skating at the EEC Complex during the holidays sponsored by Tim Hortons: Wednesday December 27 -10 am to noon; Thursday December 28 – 10 am to noon; Friday December 29 – 9:30 am to 11:30; Tuesday January 2—10:15 am to 12:15; Wednesday January 3 – 10:15 am to 12:15; Thursday January 4- 10:15 am to 12:15 and Friday January 5 – 10:15 am to 12:15.




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