The Buckhorn Welcome Centre and the Buckhorn Community Centre are collection non perishable food donations and toy donations for children and teens in support of the Trent Lakes Christmas Hamper Project. Please drop your generous donations off at the Welcome Centre or BCC during business hours.
The BCC is holding it's annual Festival of Trees - COVID style. Please check out the BCC Facebook page or their website for more information.
The Buckhorn Community Centre is having "Take away Tuesdays." IF you don't feel like cooking, call the BCC to place your order for their delicious entrees and soups.
BUSINESSES GIVE BACK
Being community-minded comes naturally to Leslie Clarkson of Scotsman Point Resort in Buckhorn. And when the COVID-19 pandemic continued, she wanted to show appreciation for the front-line workers.
She organized a contest to award some time at the resort to a deserving front-line worker. Other local businesses – Buckhorn Foodland, Pizza Alloro and the Canoe & Paddle in Lakefield – stepped up to give prizes as well.
The response to the contest was overwhelming, and a committee of judges decided to award three prizes instead.
Kristy Asling (above left) works in the COVID-19 Unit at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. A single mother of three young children, Kristy has worked since the beginning of the pandemic and made a tough decision to stay away from her children to help keep them safe. Kristy is also a volunteer firefighter in Trent Lakes. She won a full week stay at Scotsman Point Resort this summer, a $75 gift card from Foodland, a Pizza Alloro pizza dinner and four dinners from the Canoe & Paddle.
Peterborough Paramedic Melissa Packman (above middle) and PSW Thomas Flynn (above right) were also awarded for their efforts during the pandemic. Each will receive a 3-night mid-week stay at the resort and dinner from the Canoe & Paddle.