1. From left, Peter Moller, Ruth Dubois, Phyllis Moore and Barry Carr. 2. Mayor Christa Lowry holds up the winning ticket, with (from left) Jan Watson, PhyllisMoore, Hilary Moore (Almonte Farmer’s Market)and Barry Carr looking on. 3. Jan Watson, Jane Henderson and Nancy Provost pose with the HHNL banner. 4. Jan Watson and Nancy Deschenes. 5. Sidney Thomson and Phyllis Moore.
We all know the saying “many hands make light work.” Home Hospice North Lanark witnessed the truth of this at their appearances recently at both the Carleton Place and Almonte Farmer’s Markets. Our intention at these Markets was twofold: to educate the community about our services and to raise money for the organization.

Board member Phyllis Moore spearheaded the initiative. Visiting Volunteer Coordinator Sidney Thomson, Board and past Board members Jan Watson (Chair), Nancy Deschenes (Past Chair), Ruth Dubois, Barry Carr, Toni Surko and Jane Henderson helped at one or both of the markets as well as with planning. At the Almonte Market visitors could purchase some lovely woodworking created by the talented Wayne Morrison and choose from the 80 dozen cookies baked by Phyllis, with some help from Christine Eden, Ruth Dubois and Linda Duffield. Volunteers Peter Moller, Nancy Provost, Joanna Luciano, Wendy Rampton and Jim Moore helped in various ways, too. A big thank you goes out to all of these people.

Thanks to everybody who bought 50/50 tickets, stopped to ask about our services or picked up some woodworking or yummy cookies. Our first ever 50/50 draw was declared a success.

At 12:30 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Christa Lowry, Mayor of Mississippi Mills took time out of her busy schedule to come pick the winning 50/50 ticket. The winner, Donna Sloan of Almonte, was delighted to be informed of her winnings, which she promptly donated right back to Home Hospice North Lanark. Thank you, Donna!

So, the ultimate winner? Our clients, who benefit from our services.