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Anne McRae Dairy Princess — Where is She Now?

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Anne McRae Dairy Princess — Where is She Now?

I asked Anne what year, she was the Lanark County Dairy Princess. I had to do some digging and found this. I hope it helps with your history on the Lanark County Dairy Princess . My sisters Lynda Foster and Catherine Wood were also Dairy Princesses. After, I finished college I was the Dairy Princess Co- ordinator for two years, but needed to resigned when my family moved to Maxville,Ontario.

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 Lanark County’s 1975-78 Dairy Princess 20-year-old Anne McRae of RR 2 Carleton Place is competing in the semi-finals of the Ontario Dairy Princess Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. She is one of 10 contestants who will competes for five positions in the finals that will be held Friday. Forty county dairy princesses were judged in preliminary events at the CNE Aug 28 -through Aug 31. Miss McRae is the daughter of Audrey and Donald M McRae and she teaches swimming for the Ottawa Municipal Swim dub at the Lowertown and Brewer Pools in Ottawa.

She is bilingual speaking English and French and her interests include all sports particularly synchronised swimming horticulture psychology and camping. She is also a member of the Royal Life Saving Society. Her sister Heather said that she’s “very excited she worked hard”. Four other area dairy princesses competed in the contest They were: Diane Jarrell of RR 8 Belleville representing Hastings County Dianne Kelsey of RR 2 Lyndhurst representing Leeds Kathy Michels of RR 4 Wolfe Island representing Frontenac and Val Hart of RR 6 Napanee representing Lennox and Addington.

Four preliminary competitions were held at the CNE and two winners were chosen from each. The two highest point scorers from the remaining 32 contestants were also chosen to go on to the semi-finals. Each of the entrants was scored from a total of 100 points. They received 65 per cent of their mark for their personal interviews during which they were judged on personality knowledge of the dairy industry personal interests and poise and enthusiasm. The remaining 35 per cent of their point total was awarded for public speaking ability judged on content and the demeanor of the competitor. Three judges with a knowledge of the dairy industry evaluate the contestants during each stage of the competitions. This year’s judges include Peggy Knapp who operates a dairy form and is married to a milk commissioner Bob Carbert curator of the Ontario Agricultural Museum in Milton and Jack Higgins of Kemptville an employee of Penwall Industries a sanitizing and chemical company allied with the dairy industry.

The young woman the judges choose as Ontario’s Dairy Princess will become a full-time employee of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board tor one year. In this capacity she will travel extensively in Ontario the United States and Great Britain and she will act as ambassador for the province’s dairy industry.

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada02 Sep 1976, Thu  •  

So where is Anne Now?

Running for Perth Council this election (2022)

Today I took Octavia, Verna and Ronnie to the Legion Corn Roast & Barbecue. I ran into Kory Earle who sat on the Upper Canada District School Board -Special Education Advisory Committee. It brought a flood of
Memories back to me. Like the development of the playing field and track at ADHS, Music and Performing Arts Space at ADHS, Library Commons in all schools, 4 year old kindergarten, Grade 7 and 8 transition to high schools, and the list goes on. Here I am once more stepping into the political arena. Running for council in Perth!

Go Anne Go!!!

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada19 May 1972, Fri  •  Page 27

Photo- Shane Edwards

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
31 Jul 1975, Thu  •  Page 57
one ofmy favourite photos that I shall just title ” Friends”

Rhonda McRae Landriault — McRae Genealogy

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Rhonda McRae Landriault — McRae Genealogy

 

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Hi Linda, just thought I would share these photos of my Dad and. Family. The one of the wagon has x is my Dad in 1936  is the one on the right in wagon. My Dad’s name was David.

 

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In this picture my Dad is the one on the left at the back. My daddy is the one on the right with the blonde hair and my Papa’s sister is my Great Auntie Pearl McRae who married a Echlin. The other is my Dad’s family the older couple in front are my great grandparents the Bennetts, my grandma McRae’s parents. I actually got to meet them they were in their hundreds.. —Rhonda McRae Landriault

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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The Reed Baby Carriage

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The Reed Baby Carriage

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The McRae family bought a Reed carriage on layaway. It cost $60.00 and was bought on layaway at Friemans’ on Rideau Street in Ottawa. It had to be a top of the line carriage bought for many children to come.

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Here is a picture of the actual baby carriage from the McRae family

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Who Won the Baby Contest in 1889?

You must have been a Beautiful Baby–Lanark County Family Names

Down at the Farm –9th line Beckwith. McRae Family Photos

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Down at the Farm –9th line Beckwith. McRae Family Photos

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Dale Costello The McRae family lived across from my grandfather James Aitken on the 9th line

Ben MacRae This house was and still is just west of Doug and Marj Campbell’s farmhouse. My family moved to the Cemetery Sideroad before I was born.

Margaret Partridge Hi folks, Margaret Partridge here. I grew up at this house-it is on John and Karen’s farm. It is a frame house. After our Dad passed away, we got permission to visit the house. It was very memorable, the best possible time of my life was spent here. Mary was born n 1956 and was quite young when we moved to Cemetery Side Road. The lane way was across the road from the Aiken House.

 

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Photo from the McRae family photos

 

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Photo from the McRae family photos

 

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Photo from the McRae family photos

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Photo from the McRae family photos

 

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Photo from the McRae family photos

 

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Photo from the McRae family photos

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Photo from the McRae family photos Ben McRae on the Jock River

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Photo from the McRae family photos

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Photo from the McRae family photos

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and the Sherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USA

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

relatedreading

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Benson McRae

More on Those “Glads” of Carleton Place

The Mystery of the W.G. Hill Store Continues….

What Did it Cost to Stay in the Hospital?

The Mystery of the W.G. Hill Store Continues….

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The Mystery of the W.G. Hill Store Continues….

 

Jeff Brennan sent this to add to the mystery of the McRae family’s “W. G. Hill Store”.. Some say it is and some say it isn’t and Jeff’s Grandmother is 93 and does not remember it. This page is from the archives of the Ontario Womans Institute. We continue to search…

 

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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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Found the Location of the W.R. Hill General Store

Looking for Information on W. R. Hill General Store

Found the Location of the W.R. Hill General Store

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Found the Location of the W.R. Hill General Store

 

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Pearl Neill standing in front of the W.R.- Photo McRae Family

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Lila Leach James was the first to mention this, and the more I looked at it I realized  the former W.R. Hill General Store was now Braeside Furnishings. The McRae family member said it was in the Arnprior area and she was right. I cannot find a thing about W. R. Hill but you can see the original windows boarded up and the longer building was definitely renovated and cut down when you look at the parking lot.

You can see the placement of two windows and a door of the original building and a peaked roof was added to it on the longer section. Thanks Lila for all your help.

 

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Photo McRae Family

 

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Braeside Firnishings.

Thanks to all that thought it was the Hill General store in McDonald’s Corners. Definitely not– but a heck of a good guess. 

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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David Armitage Gillies –Last of the Old “Camboose” Lumber Men

Looking for Information on W. R. Hill General Store

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 22- Code Family–Field Day at “The Hill” (McDonald’s Corners)

A Little Known Fact About McDonald’s Corners

Tragedy After the Storm of June 1954

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Tragedy After the Storm of June 1954

 

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Item consists of an image of a damaged car sitting in Dulmage’s garage after a car accident in Carleton Place-City of Ottawa Archives.- June 27 1954

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jun 1954, Mon,  Page 3

 

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Mr and Mrs Ray Lapointe, witnesses of accident in Carleton Place June 27 1954-City of Ottawa Archives.

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jun 1954, Mon,  Page 3

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jun 1954, Mon,  Page 3

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

relatedreading

 

Train Accident? Five Bucks and a Free Lunch in Carleton Place Should Settle it

Click Bait– The Accident Stories of Carleton Place

Accident at the C.P.R. Shop –James Moulton

James Fanning– Robert Nolan– Train Accident