T: 613-965-6381
1671 Salem Road, Consecon, ON

June 2016 Newsletter

Well another busy month has gone by. Lots done and lots to do before the Picton Hospital Fundraiser. On June 21st at 3pm we will be announcing the details of the fundraiser at our shack. We will be releasing details on our website and on facebook as details are firmed up.

We were offered and bought a piece of land on Salem Rd for parking. Thank you Joan and Bob Casselman. We appreciate this opportunity. We have bush hogged and removed trees that were in the way or no good.

6 new picnic tables were donated for the fundraiser by Rona Trenton – thank you

John Walt put them together, just waiting to get them sealed and reinforced. Then they will be out to the shack for the fundraiser.

Kelly Scott brought two loads of gravel to help us expand the area for the Picton fundraiser. We have a lot more seating area for eveyone. More room for the silent auction, the new fire truck etc. Thank you so much for this.

Thank you to Greer’s Propane for the bbq they donated for the on line auction. Details of the bbq etc will be released on our web site and facebook in the upcoming week to 10 days.

Thanks to Peter House from Mortgage Intelligence for the Bautista print for the on line auction.

Thanks to Jason Spelmer from Spelmer Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Trenton for the jacket for the on line auction.

Support your community hospital and enjoy a day of fantastic family fun!

On Saturday, August 6th, 2016, Walt’s Sugar Shack will host a day of family-focussed activities in support of priority medical equipment purchases at our County hospital.

Plans for the day include food, live music, and a market of local products. The PEC Fire Department will be there with the new Fire truck and an antique truck, and we hope to have a display of antique tractors.

As part of the fundraising activities for the day, we are also planning a Silent Auction and an Online Auction. We are currently seeking donated items for the event, and are inviting you to join Walt’s Sugar Shack in supporting our County hospital by donating an item for one of the Auctions.

In return, we will display your name or logo on each item.

For Silent Auction items your company name and/or logo will accompany each item on the table. For the bigger items that will be sold through the Online Auction on the Walt’s Sugar Shack website www.waltssugarshack.ca and their facebook page , your company name and/or logo will appear with each item.

Your participation not only promotes your business, it will help equip our doctors, nurses and technologists so they can provide quality health care to the 35,000+ patients they serve each year.

Thank you for considering this request. If you have any questions, please call Penny at (613) 476-1008 ext. 4503 or Brian & Jane at 613-965-6381.
Thank you!

Brian Walt & Jane Breakell,
Walt’s Sugar Shack
1671 Salem Road, Consecon, Ontario
waltssugarshack@hotmail.com

Penny Rolinski
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
403 Main Street East, Picton, ON
prolinski@qhc.on.ca

We are looking for all kinds of vendors for the market at the Picton Hospital Foundation Fundraiser. Part of the table fee is a donation to the hospital and a receipt will be issued from the foundation for that. Please contact us if you are interested in having a table. We can be reached at 613-965-6381

Recipes:

Hazelnut Shortbread
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups finely chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
• in a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
• add maple syrup and vanilla.
• add flour
• mix just until combined
• fold in nuts
• shape into two 1 1/2″ rolls
• wrap each roll in plastic wrap
• refrigerate 2 hours or until firm
• unwrap dough
• cut in 1/4″ slices
• place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet
• bake at 325 degrees for 14 – 16 mins or until edges begin to brown
• remove to wire racks to cool completely
• melt choc chips, drizzle over cookies
• let stand until chocolate is set

Maple Bacon Muffins
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup maple syrup
10 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
• in a large mixing bowl combine oats, flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
• in a small bowl beat the eggs, buttermilk and syrup
• stir into dry ingredients just until moistened
• fold in bacon
• fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full
• bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
• cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack
• serve warm
• refrigerate leftovers.

If you have a favorite maple recipe and would like to share it please send it to me and I would be happy to put it on our web site, facebook and our newsletter.