Notes from the Farmer’s Daughter – May 21st is a BIG day for Local Villages

Local villages are buzzing with excitement as they plan community-wide yard sales, plant sales and more!

I don’t know about you, but I am starting to feel like there isn’t enough time to participate in all there is to do on May 21st.

From 9 am to 3 pm, you can stroll Lyndhurst’s streets, check out sidewalk specials at participating businesses, or get a bargain or two from one of the yard sales or side street garage sales. A fundraising plant sale will also be part of the village festivities. I hear they are still accepting donations for the plant sale. Contact Mary Jo at 613-929-3620 if you have some plants you can spare. A fish fry dinner at the Lyndhurst Legion (306 Lyndhurst Rd) will be available starting at 4 pm for $20 per person. If you would like to set up a table of crafts or yard sale items, contact John at 613-928-2382.

Suppose you want more plants for your garden or flower beds. In that case, you might want to head on over to Lansdowne Saturday, May 21st, between 8 am and 2 pm to check out the selection offered up by the Lansdowne Association for Revitalization (LAFR). The dedicated group hosts its 11th Annual Plant Sale at the Lansdowne Fairgrounds. The Lansdowne Agricultural Society will have bake sale goodies and coffee available to purchase for those who need a yummy mid-day snack to keep them fueled for the big day. LAFR is also still accepting plant donations. Call Peter at 613-659-3836 to make arrangements or for more information.

There is no need to fret if you haven’t got a spot to plant your new plant purchases. Local Rideau Lakes resident Laura Redman will be celebrating the grand opening of “The Outside Delta Community Garden” at Blythewold Wild Heritage Centre. She and her husband Peter are offering raised bed garden boxes on their property with a unique “pay whatever you can” fee. Contact Laura at 613-349-7477 for more details, or visit #630 Lake Street, Delta, for the opening on May 21st.

Saturday, May 21st, the village of Seeley’s Bay is celebrating “Big Bay Day – A Community-Wide Yard Sale” from 9 am to 5 pm. They are kicking things off with a pancake, and sausage breakfast for $8 at the Seeley’s Bay Legion at 9 am, and vendors galore spread throughout the village. Seeley’s Bay has you covered for something to eat no matter the time of day. There will be a BBQ from 11 am to 2 pm, and the Legion will be hosting a Roast Pork Dinner with all the fixings for $17 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Organizers of the Big Bay Day have also managed to schedule a dance at the Legion from 8 pm to 12 am, where you can get your boogie on and shed the extra calories from all the tasty treats you munched on throughout the day. Contact Sherry at 613-214-3740 or email for more information on the “Big Bay Day.”

No matter what village you start and end your day, May 21st, you are sure to have spent it among smiling faces, plenty of sunshine (fingers crossed) and within a welcoming neighbourhood where the community is celebrated and shopping local is very much appreciated.

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