Drive-By-Pie-Buy on December 22!!!

Due to the pandemic the Grafton Legion like others across Canada is not permitted to hold General Meetings, or hold card games or present suppers in the hall. 

But the good folks along County Road 2 at RCL Branch 580 will be having another Drive-By-Pie-Buy on December 22. 

Despite the hardship presented by COVID, the Legion has donated Bingo, Nevada and Poppy Funds towards community projects. Just check out this list!

•    The Salvation Army —— $2000

•    Fare Share (Food Bank) — $1000

•    Community Care Services — $1000

•    Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Rescue – $1500

•    H.P.E. Reg. Army Cadet Corps 88 — $1500

•    Grafton Community Sports & Events – $800

•    St. George’s AnglicanChurch — $500

•    St. Andrew’s United Church — $500

•    St. Mary’s Catholic Church — $500

•    Eddystone Baptist Church –$500

•    Renoes for Heroes –$1000

•    Wounded Warriors — $1000

•    Vets Canada — $1000

•    Leave the Streets Behind –$1000

•    Project Trauma — $1000

BINGO!

The Grafton Legion is back to being a sponsor for the Bingos taking place at the Cobourg Bingo hall, usually on Tuesday afternoon, but on some other evenings also. Join Legion members to play Bingo, and support the Branch in a fun way!!! You never know, you might win $$$ too!!

November 11 Ceremony

Due to the COVID restrictions, a brief service was held at the Grafton Cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

There was no parade and all the flags were pre-placed. No luncheon or gathering was held afterwards at the Branch.

Most Wreaths were preplaced before the ceremony. A few did attend after the ceremony was over and personally laid their wreaths.

MPP David Piccini attended later in the day to lay the Ontario Wreath.

The Legion would like to thank Alicia Desroches for the Live Streaming of the service which allowed Grafton Public, St. Mary’s and Baltimore Public schools to attend virtually, and many others who wanted to be at the service but couldn’t be there due to Covid-19. If you haven’t seen the Videos on FaceBook – they are listed on our website.

Despite the pandemic, Branch 580 was able to host its Annual Poster and Literary Contests in early November.  Two area school participated, namely St. Mary’s Elementary School and Grafton Public School.  There were 24 monetary prizes and certificates awarded to the top 3 deserving students in each category.  There were 8 first-place winners whose entries are going on to compete at the Zone level.

Website:  www.rcl580.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/rcl580

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/rcl580

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