Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Fillin’ the time

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My daughter, Alexa Barre, is 10-years-old and has been painting rocks with inspirational messages on them to uplift everyone’s spirits. We saw that a friend doing this in Campbell’s Bay and asked if she would mind if we did the same here in Shawville. They encouraged us to do the same. When Alexa first set out the rocks, she described the feeling of being excited because she couldn’t wait for others to find them the next day. She said, “It feels like I’m the Easter Bunny setting out treats for everyone to find in the morning.” The photo of the rock I sent was the one we set up for the staff that works at Shawville Hospital. She wanted them to know how appreciative we are. Other places Alexa has set up rocks are at the Post Office, Royal Bank, Giant Tiger, Valu-mart, both pharmacies, restaurants, day care, fire station, ambulance station and doctors’ office. Her greatest joy is hearing when others find her and how it brought a smile to their face.
Submitted by Tammy Bretzlaff

Pictured from left: Michaela Corrigan and her sister Mackenzie Gray.

Photo submitted
My sister Mackenzie Gray and I organized a car rally for the children in Shawville. We were out for a drive one afternoon and it felt so nice to get out of isolation. So we thought other children might like to go on a guided scavenger hunt. They started at the Shawville arena and followed directions and clues while answering questions. They ended at my store, Perfectly Polished, where there were individually wrapped suckers and chocolate eggs left for the children.
Submitted by Michaela Corrigan

Kaleigh and Hunter Milford cleaned up the basement to get some games back into play to pass the time during social isolation.
We’ve been doing nothing but fun times in our household, splashing in puddles, fun crafts, bouncy house in the house, pretending we’re on the beach and riding dirt bikes. Loving time with my boy Colton Toupin.
Submitted by Coltons mom, Kerri Cadieux


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