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Thorndale is once again having its village-wide street and garage sales on Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun. For more informatio,n please contact Karen Bentum at Thorndale Ace Hardware, 519-461-0280.
Karen E. Bentum
Bikes for Africa
This past weekend, the Rotary Club of London East, with the help of friends and members of other clubs, completed the loading of a 40-foot shipping container and sealed it for its trip to South Africa.
The shipment of used bicycles is intended not only to provide useful means of transportation, but also to help recipients acquire skills needed to repair bikes. Along with the bicycles and parts went generously donated medical supplies, baby layettes and hundreds of mats woven from milk bags.
Peter Twynstra of the Grand Bend Rotary Club supervised the loading — his 70th container. His invaluable expertise helped fill every nook and cranny and his knowledge of logistics and navigating customs make it possible for this dream to become a reality.
The Durbanville Rotary Club will receive and distribute the shipment, with bikes and parts intended for the Bicycle Empowerment Network of South Africa.
I’m one of the two summer students working at the First Hussars Museum at 1 Dundas St. Our museum is focused on commemorating London’s oldest military regiment, the First Hussars. The regiment has taken part in a number of military actions, including the Boer War, the world wars and ongoing peacekeeping. We have a number of artifacts from these eras, including artillery shells and casings, swords, medals, and uniforms.
Because we offer free admission to the museum, it is a great place to stop by this summer. We love teaching the public about London’s military history.
Hope to see some of you there.
A big thank-you
Recently, I left my purse on a bench in Gibbons Park. A big thank-you to the woman on a bicycle who went looking for me. She was unsuccessful, but a man found my purse, found my daughter’s phone number in it and called her up. She was able to pick it up at his home.
There are so many good and honest people in this world. Thank you.
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