Drummond WI makes donation to Archives Lanark

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Second Line of Drummond W.I.presents cheque to Archives Lanark W.I. W.I. members:Jo-Anne James, Sally Rathwell, Ann Munroe, Dorothy Mac Farlane, Jean Livingston

Archives Lanark was the happy recipient of a sizeable cheque from the Second Line of Drummond Women’s Institute in November. They chose the archives as one of three organizations to receive the proceeds from their yearly fundraising.

Also John Clement, former editor of the Perth Courier, donated 49 more bound copies of the paper, bringing the collection up to 2007. A bonus was that he donated several panels of wooden shelving that held them securely. This meant there was a major shuffle in the workroom to make space available.

The Board of Directors is happy to have Klaas Van Der Meer as a new director representing Lanark County Council. He brings a new perspective and insights from the upper municipal level.

The three coordinators of the Rural Schoolbook project, Marilyn Snedden, Irene Spence and George Stewart, presented the story of creating their books to the Ottawa Branch of OGS at their November meeting as a requirement of receiving a $2500 grant from them to help publish the 3 books on Ramsay, Drummond and Pakenham.

As Christmas approaches, one of these books as a gift, would bring back many memories to teachers and students who attended these schools, which disappeared by 1970 after amalgamations. There are still copies of Ramsay, Drummond, Pakenham, Lanark and North Elmsley available at $45. They can be ordered at archiveslanark.ca or from Marilyn at 256-3130,Irene at 267-223 or George at 256-3756.

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Archives Volunteers: Marilyn Snedden, Frances Rathwell, Irene Spence, George Stewart, Wendy Roberts