Mary Simpson and Ken Willis of the Your Wardsville Community Association travelled to Wallaceburg last Thursday to meet with MP Bev Shipley, two members of the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society and Charlene Houle of the Chatham Kent Economic Development Services. The purpose of the meeting was to appraise Mr. Shipley of the plan being made for the commemoration of the War of 1812 and to ask him to approach the federal Minister of Culture for government support.
Another Wardsville Jamboree, sponsored by Dave Wilson, was held this past Saturday afternoon. Many groups and individuals entertained those who stopped to listen. Several times the spectators had to seek shelter from the rain showers that came through the area.
Randy Hanna of the Wardsville Seniors Building had the misfortune to fall last week and broke bones in his right hand.
The weather cleared in time Sunday afternoon to allow members of the Glencoe and District Historical Society to hold their annual cemetery memorial service at the Wardsville Cemetery. Numbers attending were down from other years, no doubt due to the uncertainty of the weather. Wardsville historian, Ken Willis, gave a short history of the cemetery. Harold Whitbourn rendered several appropriate musical numbers on the violin. Visitors commented on family members buried on the grounds and a walk around viewing the many stones took place.
Shirley Armstrong of London was a recent visitor with her sister Dorothy Long.
Little Kin Park was busy on Sunday with a family gathering.
Art and Louise Long travelled to Oil Springs on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the their daughter, Donna Barnes.
Wardsville News by Louise Long and Ken Willis
Published in the Transcript and Free Press, July 29, 2010.