Submitted by Jerry Knight, Manager, Community Skills Development, Lambton County Developmental Services
On June 18, 2014, there were approximately 350 people who met again at the Legacy Centre in Thedford for a day of fun, friendship, entertainment and (most of all) delicious food. The teams (a total of 31) were from Sarnia, Dashwood, London, Strathroy, Chatham, and Wallaceburg, as well as from all areas around Lambton County. This year is the 12th anniversary. It is organized by the Community Skills Development day support option which is a division of Lambton County Developmental Services and the event is totally funded by the Alhambra Algarva Caravan #168 of Grand Bend. We didn’t let a little rain dampen our spirits and set up the games indoors on the arena floor. A highlight for the day is getting to “sport” one of the multi-coloured tie-dyed t-shirts. Midafternoon entertainment was provided by Healing Tones from Wardsville. By the end of the day, the team who collected the most points was the LCCVI “Lancer Ladies” team (Bailey, Tiffany, Tammy, Alicia, Derek, and Mrs. Margaret Uhlman) led by their teacher, Mrs. Corrine Wilkinson and was closely followed by the South Huron #2 team (Gord, Kym, Bev, Melissa, Richard, George, Judy, Brendan, and Norma). Individual “awards” went to: Shana from Wallaceburg, Shane from Petrolia, Jakob from Petrolia and Marlene from Wallaceburg. Plans are already underway for next year’s event.