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July - August Reports

Artisan Craft Show BBQ Fundraiser

The Sauble and Area Men’s Club was back at work manning the BBQ during this summer’s Artisan and Craft Show held at the Sauble Beach Community Centre on Thursday August 9th.  Once again we served up a variety of BBQ favourites including peameal bacon on a bun, delicious hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, along with ice cold soft drinks and water for the many happy craft sale shoppers and vendors to enjoy.

Our BBQs tempted all those entering the Sauble Beach Community Centre and a special thank you goes to all the volunteers that contributed to making this a very successful fundraiser.  After activities were completed and we sold out on all the food supplies, the Men’s Club attained a profit of $399.59.

Again, thank you to all that contributed to make this a very successful event.

Huron Country Playhouse II Trip Report
Huron Country Playhouse II Trip Report

The bus left Sauble at 9:30 a.m. for the Huron County Playhouse.   The 56 theater-goers enjoyed the Birds & The Bees, a hilarious comedy that was maybe just a little risque.  Everybody had a great time and some said they would like to see it again.   Both meals were in Goderich.   We enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Park House prior to the theatre and a wonderful dinner at the Beach Street Station following the play.   The bus driver got us back to the Sauble Community Center at 9:15 p.m. tired but well satisfied with the day.

Thanks to Borden Evans and Alec Moore for organizing this superb outing.

Hazardous Waste Collection Report

The 2018 Sauble Beach Hazardous and Special Waste Collection Event took place on Saturday, August 18th at the Amabel Works Yard on Municipal Road.  Under the direction of the County of Bruce Transportation & Environmental Services Department and their contractor Photech Environmental Solutions Inc., volunteers from the Sauble & Area Men’s Club provided valuable support in this annual event in the safe transfer of hazardous materials.  The responsible handling and recycling of the numerous materials brought to the site is of utmost importance to help ensure we maintain a pristine environment for future generations.  Our seven man crew that participated in this event included Ray Godwin, Cliff Bilyea, John Cressman, Frank McQuire, Dennis Heathers, Ray Osburn and Alf Roth.  This year we unloaded 5.71 tonnes of materials from 140 vehicles during the three hour event.  The Men’s Club became involved with this event beginning in 2008 and over the last 11 years we have moved a total of 60.62 tonnes of waste materials brought in from 1,253 vehicles.  Many thanks to our volunteers and the many residents of Sauble Beach and the surrounding community to make use of this service to properly dispose of hazardous and special waste material.

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Food Bank Fundraising Dinner Report

The fundraising event went very well again this year thanks to the volunteers from our Sauble & Area Men’s Club members and their wives.  The evening raised a grand total $10,400 for the food bank.  The dinner portion produced $1,965 after expenses and the silent auction raised $6,137.  Beyond these amounts donations came in from other service clubs and individuals that totalled another $2,340.

We extend our thanks to all who assisted in any way as well as those who bid on items and those who enjoyed the meal that was served.

Cheers and blessings to all.  Don Riddell, Committee member

Bocce Ball Tournament

An enthusiastic group of bocce players gathered at Bannister Park in Sauble Beach on August 30th determined to win the much prized trophy to proudly display in their home for the next year.  The winners, Alec and Sharon Moore, were ecstatic as they were presented with the trophy by tournament organizer Lloyd Sheridan.  Almost as happy but not  quite so were Don and Kate Zimmer who were determined to win but ended up in second place.  "There is always another year" Don was heard to mumble as he received his gift voucher.  "We'll win that trophy next year, for sure!" someone overheard Kate say determinedly. 

Once the competition ended the players were treated to a delicious meal which included Jo-Ann's world famous beans along with burgers and hot dogs cooked to perfection by our chef for the day John Twining.  Salads and condiments were also available and we finished our main course with watermelon slices.  It was a comfortable day for playing and the tournament was enjoyed by all. 

Thanks go out to Lloyd and Jo-Ann Sheridan for their hard work in organizing this event and which resulted in a profit of over $140 which will be used for the club's charitable purposes.

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