Lakeshore United Spouting Rain Barrel sales initiative

Lakeshore Drive United Church is now accepting pre-sale orders for a Truckload Rain Barrel Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 19 Lakeshore Drive, Morrisburg from 8 a.m. until noon.

Rain barrels are being sold for $55 each, and funds raised will support the church’s family program, Messy Church and education sessions on environmental awareness.

The sale is sponsored the Stewardship Committee.

Rain barrels at Lakeshore Drive United Church provide the public with a reasonable priced, recycled product that invites one to discover more ways of wise use of water resources and other non-renewable resources.

Messy Church aims to create the opportunity for adults and children to enjoy expressing their creativity, sit down together to eat a meal, experience worship and have fun within a church context.

Messy Church was started by Lucy Moore in Britain and there are now over 500 Messy Churches in the UK.

The first Canadian messy Churches were started in 2007 and, since that time, Messy churches have sprung up in almost every province across Canada.

Rain barrels capture and store rain water collected from roofs through downspouts.

They provide chlorine-free and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees.

Collected water has a number of other uses including washing cars, cleaning floors, laundry and more. These many uses can provide cost savings and conservation opportunities for every homeowner.

Purchasers have a choice of colours and each rain barrel comes equipped with all the parts needed for the set up.

These environmentally friendly products were once used to transport fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and re-purposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels.

All orders must be placed online, in advance at www.RainBarrel.ca/LDUC or by calling Morrisburg and district coordinator Ed Hanson at 613-543-3551.

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