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Christmas tea and sale a huge success

Greetings from River Hebert. Even though winter may be just around the corner, we should all still try to keep as physically active as we can while watching what we eat.

This could prove to be a bit more challenging for many during the Christmas holidays that will be rolling around before we know it.

While my golf season has long since been over, I have remained physically active by taking up such winter activities as skating and hockey.

The Parrsboro Lions Arena offers public skating for just a toonie every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. I play hockey every Sunday evening from 5:30-7 p.m., also at the Parrsboro Lions Arena (The Amherst Stadium offers free skating from 8:30-10:30 a.m. daily from Tuesday through Friday.)

Quoting the addendum to the Archdiocese of Halifax Bulletin for Sunday, Nov. 14, “the Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Women’s League (CWL) would like to thank everyone who supported our (recent) Christmas tea and sale.

“The centrepiece that we were selling tickets on was won by Pearl Landry. We realized $1,008.10 net. We still have tickets that we are selling (on a Christmas angel and a ceramic snowball) to be raffled on (Saturday) Dec. 11 which would have to be added to this amount.”

If you are interested in purchasing tickets on one of the aforementioned items that will raffled off on Saturday, Dec. 11 during mass at the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, please contact Alma Mills.

In related local bulletin news, an “evening of music” took place on Sunday evening, Nov. 21 at the Trinity United Church in River Hebert; it featured the St. Andrews Wesley Choir, Friends from Springhill, Harold Miller and Friends, Leah Killen and Christine MacLeod,” just to name a few.

Heritage Models museum would like to announce that Cumberland Car Club member Wayne Spence Sr. of Springhill recently won a painting of a Lower Cove sunset.

This past Saturday, Nov. 20, I had the opportunity to sell, sign and discuss my newly launched third book, Beyond the Cenotaph, with people from the Parrsboro and Joggins areas and at two separate community events.

The River Hebert Legion Branch No. 14 is holding a toy bingo on Saturday, Nov. 27. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the bingo beginning at 7 p.m. It will feature 14 regular games, six special games, a kids’ game and a jackpot game worth $200. Everyone is welcome.

A final reminder about the River Hebert Village Commission Santa Claus Parade/Fairy Tale Christmas that will be taking place this Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with cars lining up at RHDH at 5 p.m. At the conclusion of the parade, a donation box will be set up at the River Hebert Fire Hall to assist in the recovery of Sharon Smith-Deegan, the daughter of Mildred Chapman (Smith).

The LA Animal Shelter of Cumberland County will be holding its 23rd annual Telethon of Love on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2-6 p.m. at the Amherst Lions Den on Electric Avenue.

According to http://www.laanimalshelter.ca/events.html, “the telethon is the shelter’s most important fundraiser. We hope to raise over $15,000 this year to support our operating costs.

It will be televised by EastLink TV. There will be entertainment, special guests and a silent auction. The public is welcome.

Donations can be made ahead of time at the shelter or through Canada Helps. People can phone in pledges on the day.”

Have a great week.

Organizations: Archdiocese of Halifax Bulletin, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Trinity United Church Heritage Models museum Cumberland Car Club River Hebert Village Commission Santa Claus Parade/Fairy Tale Christmas Amherst Lions

Geographic location: River Hebert, Amherst Stadium, Parrsboro Joggins Cumberland County Electric Avenue

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  • Earl LeBlanc
    June 16, 2012 - 19:32

    I was very sorry to see so many of my old friends passing away. But I think that you are doing great work. Keep it up. Earl LeBlanc