Tillikum Chapter 99 members, along with other sisters and brothers throughout the state, got busy compiling recipes for a cookbook fund-raiser this summer. Under the direction of Andrea White and Sheila Buckingham, the club has a very nice cookbook entitled, “Cooking With Love & Memories,” now for sale, just in time for the holidays.
Seventy-three pages of recipes that will tickle your taste buds are included in the book, along with many helpful cooking hints and charts located in the back. Copies are available to purchase at the Ashland Food Mart, as well as from any Eastern Star member. Cost per book is $10, and don’t forget, they make great Christmas gifts.
Memorial picnic tables for sale
The Portage Lake Centennial Committee is still selling memorial picnic tables, which will be placed at the Pavilion in Portage. An application must be filled out, accompanied by a payment of $150 per table. Eagle Scout Andrew Libby is building the tables, and a portion of the cost will be donated back to the Ashland Area Boy Scouts. Please see Rena Belanger or Corrine Routhier for more information or an application.
Church thanks supporters
Organizers of the harvest supper that was recently held at Our Lady of the Lake in Portage would like to thank all of those who contributed to the supper and provided the great raffle gifts.
Portage exercise group
Providing there is enough interest, an exercise group would like to be started in Portage at the Town Hall. The class would meet on Mondays and would be free of charge. For more information, please contact Kim Holmes at 435-6043.
Project Graduation Fund-raisers
A food sale to benefit Ashland’s 2009 Project Graduation will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Ashland Food Mart. Ticket sales for your chance to win stove wood or wood pellets are also ongoing. For further information, contact John Casey at 435-2131.
Catholic church sale and luncheon
The Lady of the Snow Sodality will sponsor the annual Christmas sale and luncheon at St. Mark’s Parish Saturday, Nov. 22. Shop a large selection of crafts, knit items, homemade goodies and a white elephant table from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The luncheon, consisting of beef stew, salmon chowder, chicken stew, warm biscuits and pies, will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Tickets on a raffle will also be available to purchase.
Ski Club clean-up day set
The Ashland Cross Country Ski Club will hold a trail clean-up day Sunday, Nov. 23 at Eddie Ouellett’s in Wrightville. The event will start at noon. Please bring chain saws, loppers and necessary snacks. Many hands are needed to get the trails ready for the ski season. Hope to see you there.
Donation of uniforms welcomed
If you or anyone you know has Cub Scout uniforms that are no longer being used, we have kids that can benefit from them now. Please contact Linda Milligan at 227-9135 or Julie Graham-Berry at 435-7137. Thank you.
The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday at noon at the Ashland Recreational Center. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome.
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall. All individuals 50 and over are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time, too! For more information, contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
If you can help plan for Portage Lake’s 2009 Centennial Celebration, please contact Corrine Routhier at 435-6854. Your help is both needed and appreciated.
Ladies, are you interested in crafts or have some that you’ve started and just can’t seem to finish? If so, take yourself over to the Portage Lake Municipal Building for Girlz Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the company and the satisfaction of finally completing a project!
(Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137).
Photo courtesy of Kim Holmes
LOCAL YOUTH had lots of fun Saturday, Oct. 11 when they gathered at the Portage Lake Municipal Building to build their own stuffed animals. The event, entitled “Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop,” was a fund-raiser, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Portage Lake Playground Project. Pictured here with their creations are, front row, from left: Danni Carter, Lacey Jandreau, Carter Saucier, Clark Condon and Brady Holmes. Back row: Jack Routhier, Breanna Lavoie, Mackenzie Carter, Haleigh Holmes, Ava Cameron and Alex White. Absent when the photo was taken was Carsen Richards.