Purpose Fuels Action– The Wonderful Community of Carleton Place — A Personal Opinion

Purpose Fuels Action– The Wonderful Community of Carleton Place — A Personal Opinion

I do not talk about COVID 19 much. It’s not that I don’t want to, but we are saturated with important information that needs to be respected. Yes, I do answer private PM questions, especially from seniors, and if you need any information I will happily supply you with what I know from our daily town updates and our local health unit.

Photo Kory Earle– making our seniors smile

But, I try to keep you smiling with my Facebook pages as I feel it is so important. My main concern in all this is that we have to get through this together as we just can’t prophecy what is going to happen next.

Linda’s daily funny ads from the past

I think this Halloween has reaffirmed my thoughts that we are coping but— what really is coming out of all of this is that our families and community are working together. Personally, I believe this is an important lesson we needed to be reminded of.

Last year there would have been parties and all sorts of social events. This year, it was all about families and communities working to keep every one safe. Everyone was doing their thing and very concerned that the children should not lose everything.

Mayor Doug Black making sure our newcomers to Carleton Place are having a good time and answering any questions they might have #community

Carleton Place Recreation & Culture did a super job organizing the Halloween Scavenger Hunt and our downtown BIA brought back the scarecrow displays that used to haunt our Bridge Street during the Halloween season. Even the towns folks came up with amazing ideas to celebrate.

Photo Kristen Hesse — Tailgating Halloween Trunk or Treat at Riverside Park (The kids had a blast visiting family and trunk or treating with friends/classmates was a hit!)
Town of Carleton Place Scavenger Hunt
Photo Sarah Cavanagh

People posted photos galore of families, their kids just having a great time safely. I woke up this morning with a smile. We got through this together, and in reality we didn’t miss a thing. What I think we are learning from Covid is : You can try and take our spirit away and hit us as hard as you can, but we in reality we will keep fighting until this is over because— everything we need to fight is at here at home: family, and our community.

We are finally appreciating the little things now, and that is what matters. I have never loved or appreciated my community more. We stand together Carleton Place and remember to #supportlocal. I think these residents of Carleton Place said it best on the Downtown Carleton Place Facebook page:

Harold John Keller The scarecrows show the great creativity of the people of CP! 👍👍

Jessica Jürgenliemk Thanks so much for putting this together. It’s not only COVID friendly, but a really nice way for adults to feel festive and get outside if they have no kiddos to bring that silly excited magic into their season. Me and the boyfriend had a great reconnect time together this morning following the scavenger questions. Great for local businesses too… Hope this can continue in future years. ❤

Thanks Jessica: Exactly how I feel.. We are all working together as a community. Nothing can be better than that,.:)

Theresa Fritz
22h · 
Looking out for the giant pumpkin in Junction Park with Nancy Code-Miller. The Sister City Committee normally sends this to Carleton Place’s sister city Committee of Franklin, Tennessee. Not this year.
Downtown Carleton Place
Downtown Carleton Place
Downtown Carleton Place
Tas Teblooms

October 29 ·  

Come on in Saturday (and tomorrow) to our shop at 5 Allan Street, Carleton Place and get your Halloween treats! Saturday, there will be treat bags given out for the kids, a ‘worm’ guessing contest, and as a ‘Name our Scarecrow’ contest! Prizes will be given 😁
Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce
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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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