Who were the Carleton Place Orioles?



St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Prospect, Ontario.

This church is not being used regularly.

August 1934 A Delightful Evening

The social held last Monday evening in the beautiful grove, on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron McTavish, first concession of Drummond, under the auspices of St. Angustine’s church, will stand out as one of the most enjoyable events of the summer months to be field in that section. A most elaborate program had been arranged and all entered heartily into the festivities.

There were guessing contests, drawings, a good prize, dancing and refreshments. The one guessing a correct or, nearest correct number of beans in the jar was the prize winner, and there were numbers ranging from it few hundreds to up in the thousands.


Mr. Russell Griffith took home the coffee percolator donate by Messrs. Chaplin and Code, while, Mr. Arden Dopson, of R.R. No. 1, Perth, has the James Brothers camp chair in which to take a well earned rest after his day’s work, He having guessed the second nearest number of beans in the jar. The first prize in the drawing was a bag of flour donated by the Dominion Stores, and was won by Merton Dockeroll, while the delicious chocolates, donated by Messrs. Kerr & Duncan, Druggists, Perth, were carried away by Mr. Snedden, of Carleton Place.


In addition to the two above attractions there was a gate prize ticket and Mr. Geo. Armstrong, R.R. No. 5, Perth, is can of honey to the good, a donation by Mr. James Doyle, Grocer.



During the evening refreshment were served by the ladies of the congregation and dancing was the amusement. Later, the Carleton Place Orioles supplying the music. The receipts of the evening were most encouraging.

The Carleton Place Orioles were:

Leader was: Clinton Drader, H.A. Gill, Fanklin Boyd, Clyde Emmerson, John Ball, G.W. Comba– Photo by Canada Hardy’s Studio- Carleton Place 1932.

Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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