20 stalwart members of our Club braved November type weather on October 23 to participate in a tour of Drummond Hill cemetery. Under hauntingly gray skies, this wonderfully choreographed event created by Niagara Falls History Museum highlighted historic notables of the area including Elizabeth Lundy, Harmanus Crysler, and Laura Secord.
From their own graves, 7 ghostly presences shared significant events from their lives with very attentive (albeit cold) participants.
A dinner that followed in the warmer environment of Chuck’s Roadhouse was marked by storytelling, laughter, and good food. Thank you, Marian, for organizing this event. We know that you remind us regularly that, in Probus, Our Strength is Fellowship and Our Success is Participation.
On the evening of Tuesday October 5th, over 30 Probus members/guests gathered together at the Beer and Wine Garden of the Howell Pumpkin Farm in Fonthill. As this was an outdoor gathering, we were thankful for the mild temperatures and lack of rain (after two very wet days). It was an opportunity to socialize while enjoying a beer, cider or other beverage, and to catch up with other members who, in many cases, hadn’t seen each other in a while. Some of us also partook in the burgers, poutine, pumpkin donuts and other snacks that were available. The venue was very relaxed and casual, with a variety of tables to sit at or areas to wander around while talking (even some goats to look at). The general feedback received after the event was that it was an enjoyable, fun time and a great spot to gather.