April 2017 Newsletter


Sunday, April 2nd                Kevin Fitzpatrick       

Sunday April 9th                   Rev. Bob Root          Palm Sunday   Communion                            

Sunday, April 16th                Carol Cunday           Easter Sunday           

Sunday, April 23rd               Travel Sunday          TBA

Sunday, April 30th               Kevin Fitzpatrick      Monthly Luncheon


The March meeting for the UCW was held at the home of Pauline Franzen. Monthly luncheon dates were established. Beginning on Friday, April 28th, there is going to be a weekend retreat at Fairhavens in Bolsover. This is being sponsored by the ladies from Bobcaygeon. The next UCW meeting will be held on Monday, April 24th at 2 p.m. at the home of Kathy Petroff.


DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                                                          In Ireland, tradition was to deliver an important letter to a person, who would then deliver the letter to another person, and so on.  Once finally opened, the letter would say send the fool further.

Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. Boys are 5 times more likely to have autism than girls.

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was proclaimed in 2013 by the United Nations. It is celebrated annually on April 6th, a day that was originally used to celebrate physical activity in the world as it coincides with the first day of the first Olympic Games in 1896.

According Martin Martin, author of A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, a tartan served to distinguish residents of different regions.  Eventually, the tartan was used as a symbol of belonging to a specific clan

In 2013, the US emitted 14.7 trillion pounds (14,700,000,000,000lbs) or 6.6 trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents ‘Greenhouse Gases’.

Energy Star rated LED light bulbs use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.



COMING EVENTS IN APRIL:                                                                                                                              

Saturday, April 1st           April Fool’s Day

Sunday, April 2nd          World Autism Awareness Day                                                                                                                         Thursday, April 6th   International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Thursday, April 6th   National Tartan Day

Friday, April 7th         World Health Day

Sunday, April 9th      Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9th      Vimy Ridge Day

Friday, April 14th       Good Friday

Saturday, April 15th Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. lower level Kinmount Public Library.

Sunday, April 16th    Easter Sunday

Monday, April 17th    Easter Monday
Saturday, April 22nd Earth Day

Saturday, April 29th Kinmount Committee for Planning & Economic Development: 23rd Annual Dinner and Auction at the Galway Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 29th  Pitch-In Day 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Meet at Kinmount Railway Station. Prizes & Refreshments. Community hours for students.

Saturday, April 29th   Girl Guide Cookie Sale 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Main Street.


The third annual Kinmount Highland Games will be held on Saturday, July 8th.


Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  Chinese Proverb.                     Good health adds life to years – World Health Organization (WHO) 2012 slogan.                                             In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. – U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.” ― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” (Sonnet XCVIII) –  William Shakespeare

“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

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