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Church to celebrate 85th anniversary

What can I say about the weather? My golfer is not happy and our sons let him know how good golfing is up home. (Ontario)

The Brookdale United Church Summer Fashion Show models were Shirley and Lois Kinnear, Linda Bickerton, Donna Simmonds, Barb MacKay, Helen Black, Judy Milner, Marjorie Milner, Diane and Gillian Lockhart, Laura and Melanie Paugh, Diane Bacon, Barb Canton, Alana McNeil, Chelsea Boyd, Morgan Inglis, Lacey Bulmer, Kaitlyn Dawson, Dylan Corkum, Bailey Chitty, Danielle and Victoria McLellan and Terri McKillop. We had two young teachers in training from South Korea, Jiah Chae, training at Cumberland North Academy and Lund Kim, who is in training at the Spring Street Academy, also participating as models, as well as two special models, Pam Bowman and the Rev. Lloyd Bruce. It was a toss-up as who was the hit of the evening, our ministers or Dylan Corkum, the grandson of the Baptist minister. Thanks to Judy Milner for lining this up and to those who modeled and baked all the delicious desserts, those who came out in support and, last but definitely not least, the stores that supplied the outfits.

The Brookdale United Church will be holding an Evening of Music to celebrate the United Church’s 85th Anniversary on June 6 at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Stephen Ripley, Nancy Mooney and L.P. Express. There will be a free will offering with proceeds for the work on the church. Refreshments will be served following the service. All are welcome.

The board of the Brookdale Community Hall will be holding a craft, bake and yard sale on Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will be used for upkeep on the hall. There are still a few residents in this area that attended this school in the “good old days.”

The Brookdale Sewing Circle met at the home of Linda and Gary Bickerton on Tuesday, May 25 with 18 members in attendance. Valerie Ripley has her mother, June Jewers, here visiting so we all had the pleasure of meeting her. We will hold our summer closing meeting on Tuesday, June 15 at the Bella Café at 6 p.m. Our next meeting in the fall will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, to be held at the home of Judy and Ken Milner with a silent auction.

On Sunday, June 13, the Nappan United Church will celebrate its anniversary service at 7 p.m. This will be the only service on Sunday. The Cobequid Fun-Tones from Oxford and area will present the music.

Congratulations are extended to the Rev. Christine MacLeod on her re-instatement from the Montreal Conference to the Maritime Conference. Christine took time out to move to the States, marry Greg Osowski and have two daughters, Michaela and Kiona. They decided about two years ago to move back “home to Nova Scotia” where the children could grow up knowing the Fraser-MacLeod family. The Osowski clan is more then welcome, including the Yankee Baker. This family is all musical so that is an asset as well. We love them.

The Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society has set the date for the Hospice Garden Party to be held in the gardens at the home of Gerry and Gordon Helm, Tidnish, on Saturday, July 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The rain date is set for Sunday, July 25.

The United Church Women of Chignecto Presbyterial will meet on Saturday, June 12 at the Lower Coverdale United Church. This is a very important meeting and it is hoped that each UCW will be represented. There are several positions to fill if we continue to operate as a Presbyterial.

The Cumberland County Museum will host a barbecue and games, book sale and fun things and tours, something for everyone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Something to think about – The greatest undeveloped territory in the world lies under your hat. 

Weekly quote: Hard work is an accumulation of easy things you didn’t do when you should have.

Have a good week.

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