This year marks thirty-four consecutive years of holding a tag day. Community Care volunteers transform little paper tags into money to support local programs for seniors. The total raised at the two-day event held on June 22 and 23 was the best ever. The goal was $4,000 and that was exceeded by over $1,700 to bring this year’s total to $5,702.09.
The volunteers did an amazing job this year! With donation boxes around their necks volunteer taggers were stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington, taking shifts canvassing in each location.
We are grateful to the volunteers who cut and put strings on the tags, called to arrange coverage at all 20 locations, counted the money (there’s a lot of coins), drove around to pick up from the canvassers and to provide encouragement, and the businesses that allowed our volunteers to stand in front of their location.
The efforts of these caring volunteers, including the staff members who helped make the arrangements, truly shows what can be accomplished through team effort and commitment. Together we help seniors live at home.
There are several ways that you can help with the preparation for next year’s Tag Days. Preparation of the tags needs to start right away. We have “kits” made up for anyone interested in putting the strings on the tags. We need to make 7,000 tags in the next 11 months. If you can help with this just stop at our reception desk and ask for a tag day kit.
If you’d like to be a volunteer tagger next year on June 21 and 22, 2019 please let us know right away so we can add your name to the list. This task entails signing up for a two-to-three hour time slot on Tag Day at a location of your choice. Call the office at 613-476-7493 or e-mail [email protected] to sign up.
Christmas in July Social
Seniors are welcome to come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, July 11 at noon. The menu features a traditional Christmas dinner with homemade soup, turkey with cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, pumpkin pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person.
Following this luncheon friends can stay and enjoy a social card party. All will be held in the Picton Town Hall. There is an elevator for those who need it. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out and delivery available.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes