As the summer starts to wind up, we in Kin are looking forward to a new Kin year of projects and service. Summer is usually a time for a rest in the Kin calendar, but not a time for a complete stop. This year three projects were held during the summer: our baseball program, the Trenton Seniors BBQ (this year at the John Brother MacDonald Stadium due to repairs to the Trenton Minor Sports Complex) and Kinsmen Chicken BBQ. All three went very well.
The ball program saw a nice increase in registrations this year - 305 kids enjoying baseball at our ball complex on the West Side, an increase of more than 50 players over last year. Also several tournaments were held and several teams enjoyed great success. The mosquito team is hosting provincials on Labour Day weekend and they should be very competitive. Ray Wagg, Ryan Lumsden, John Russell, Gary Fraser and Marcel Elliott have been offering a great program to the community and the club is very proud of them.
The inaugural Kinsmen Chicken BBQ (formerly the Gyro BBQ) was held in July and was enthusiastically supported by the community. By all standards it was a success and promises be even bigger and better next year. Thanks to all who purchased the chicken dinners and contributed to a complete sellout! Kudos to Nick MacGregor and his.committee on a new and exciting service project.
In August, we held a pork chop dinner for 400 seniors at the Trenton Seniors Festival with lots of Kinsmen and Kinettes and members of the festival committee on hand to cook the meals and to serve them. Because of repairs to the Trenton rink, it was necessary to relocate to New Glasgow. It's a great service project that we have been doing years and plan to continue for many more. Congrats to Fred Haddad and his committee on a great job.
Remember we are always looking for new members, just contact any Kinsmen or Kinette to find our how to join us for fun and service.
- Submitted by Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of New Glasgow