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Rotary quilt
          For release Mar. 31, 2008

Rotary Club quilt records 150 years of Southampton history

Southampton, Ont., Mar. 31, 2008 -- The Southampton Rotary Club's 150th Anniversary Quilt will go to the lucky winner of a raffle during the 150th Anniversary's "weekend", Aug. 14-17, 2008. The draw for the quilt will take place at Fairy Lake on Aug. 17, during the Closing Ceremony.

The beautiful queen-size quilt is the work of Rotary members Andrea and Michael La Blance. It features the logo of the 150th Anniversary, plus photographs from Southampton history, each bordered in red and on a blue background. Photos were supplied by the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

Raffle tickets are available at the Museum (where the quilt is on display in the foyer), or from Hills Insurance, the Chamber of Commerce office or Andrea La Blance,, 519-797-3822. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 10 for $10. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit local Rotary projects.

For more information, see Rotary Club of Southampton at

For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

The Museum is holding a fibre art exhibit called Coming Home to the Bruce, May 8-Oct. 6, 2008. It features hooked rugs and heritage mats depicting historic scenes in Bruce County. Museum information is at Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, 519-797-2080, 1-866-318-8889,,

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 2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

  Celebrations culminate in the 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17, 2008, featuring a parade, musical events, car show, dance ... and closing ceremonies at Fairy Lake. Throughout the year many local groups have planned their own events. To see all 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or visit

  The Southampton, Then and Now calendar is available at selected locations, listed at

 See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at


The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is composed of volunteers and is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it works closely with local groups and organizations, which also run their own 150th anniversary events along with their regular programming.

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