Legacy of Heroes

Oct. 28th, 1:30pm

A common riddle asks – what has four legs in the morning, two at noon and three in the evening?  The answer is people.

In the mornings of our lives, as infants, we often crawl to get around.  Once we learn to walk, our two feet carry us wherever we need to go.  As we age, however, entering into the evening of our lives, we may require support to aid our walking – like a cane, adding another ‘leg’ to keep us stable.

This year at St. Paul’s, we acknowledged the challenges of aging and the reality that some need extra support.  This can be found through personal support workers and staff at retirement and nursing homes.  These individuals provide an essential resource to help those who need extra support to maintain dignity and meaning through the evening of their lives.

Focusing on the staff and volunteers at Iler Lodge and Country Village, with whom we have a relationship because we offer Communion services monthly and visit friends and family, this year’s Legacy of Heroes event offered thanks to caregivers and volunteers working with seniors.

As has become the tradition, our Legacy of Heroes event began with prayers during our 11am worship for seniors and their caregivers.  A formal presentation was held in Dell Hall beginning at 1:30pm with refreshments and a raffle thanks to donations from local businesses.  Certificates were given to representatives from local senior’s homes and, as always, there was cake.

New this year: Thanks to the generosity of a local quilting group and a local artist we are happy to announce a raffle of a beautiful quilt, a picture and a Calabria gift certificate.  Proceeds from this raffle will go to support ongoing work of the Church.  Congratulations to our winners: Estelle Spoors, quilt; Jim Pickel, Calabria gift card; Dawn Pocock, painting.

Thank you to all our local businesses that donated.

PLEASE support them as they support your community!

Gold Sponsors:
Gregg Charlton – Guardian Pharmacy
Reid Funeral Home

Silver Sponsors:
G.L. Fraser & Associates Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:
Ken Knapp Auto Sales
Countryside Chrysler Dodge
Tim Meloche Professional Corp.
Diane Desjardins

Dave Burstyn Real Estate
Kennedy Funeral Home

Raffle Prize Donations
Brenko’s House of Pizza; Essex Video; Subway; Olde School Cafe; Libro Credit Union; Crabby Joe’s; Deluxe Restaurant; Schinkels Meat Market; Yummy’s; Gyros and More; Just Plus; Studio B;
M2 Hair Works; Valvoline Express; Carquest; Polished Parlour; Stepping Out; TSC; Accents Hair Studio; Rick Desjardins; Helix; Short Cuts; Talbot Trail Home Hardware; Chochi’s; Armandos; Nick’s Hair Styles; House of Cupcakes; Source for Sports; Stationary and Stuff; Tim Hortons;
Foodland; Teskey Automotive; Banwell and Douglas; Domino’s Pizza; Southland Travel; A1 Chinese; Essex Appliance; Essex Flower Basket