How Cinderella Got to the Parade

How Cinderella Got to the Parade


68363117_10217760661021995_7862037274274299904_nPhoto- John Rayner — Gloria Schryer  in the Carleton Place 200th parade Aug 1, 2019

There’s an old saying that goes: “It’s not where you are coming from, but it’s where you are going”.

Many wondered who this lovely woman was that was sitting on top of one of Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. cars in the Carleton Place 200th parade last Thursday night. The more people I asked, the more frustrated I got, as no one had a clue who she was. Others began to ask me, and I knew I had to get the story.

I began with Manager of Recreation & Culture Joanne Henderson and she told me that all she knew was that this woman wanted to be in the parade. Was she a former local beauty queen? Was she a president of a local group? Joanne added that her name was Gloria, but again, that is…

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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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