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Walk of Hope coming up soon in Amherst

I have greatly missed my Citizen visits. Time and tide too often change our course in life.

The weather is fantastic, with a hint of coolness; an ideal time for a walk - and to make it a special walk. The Mini-Winners Walk of Hope in support of Ovarian Cancer is to be held at the Amherst Lions Club on Electric Street on Sept. 12.

Everyone taking part can make a difference. This event provides crucial funds for ovarian cancer awareness, education and research. Too many know the devastation of a young family bereft of a mother or a daughter taken too soon.

There is a request for items for the silent auction table, as well as the monetary donation. This event includes refreshments, a silent auction, 50/50 draw, information on ovarian cancer, and entertainment by Larry Rushton and Friends. It all takes place at the Lions Club. Registration is free to participants: in person on morning of the walk or between noon and 1 p.m. on walk day. The walk starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until 1:30. The rest of the events take place until 4 p.m. For more information contact Charlotte Ross at 667-9580 or Evelyn Rushton at 661-2119.

It has been a “visity” summer in the area. Lillian Gallagher of Whitehorse, YT, was a visitor ‘back home’ with her sisters Grace (and Rod) Kinnear and Dayle and (Dave) Wilson family and friends.

Their sister Charlotte and Tom Forbes were also visitors. Charlotte and Tom celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Dartmouth. Their daughter, Ann (and Mark) Ring, Jessica and Andrew hosted a special gathering of family and friends. Congratulations to Charlotte and Tom of Ottawa.

Dayle and Dave Wilson enjoyed having their “children” home - Andrew, Gloria and children Jane, Robbie McEachern and children who live in the west.

Margie Tibbo, Calgary, was home for a visit with her mother, Laura Holden. Margie’s daughter, Laura Rose Crant and her children - Georgia and Charlotte of Calgary were home for a visit with her grandmother and family members in Amherst.

Willie and Pat Ripley, Shelburne, have been home to visit with Lilly Ripley. Willie and Pat’s son, Matthew, and Laura and baby of Sackville were visitors with their grandmother Lilly.

Hope Harrison accompanied Terry Landells and her son, Jan to Advocate Harbour for a visit with Hope’s sister Dot Fletcher of Chignecto Manor on Friday.

Donald and I (quietly) celebrated our 62nd anniversary on Aug. 24. I chose a picture from “long, long, long ago” when life and love was young and full of promise. The following quote, sent to us by a friend is so true: “With each passing year the winds and rain become less troubling, as we realize what matters most are those with whom we weather the storms.”

Happy anniversary to those who also celebrated wedding anniversaries this summer.

Organizations: Amherst Lions Club

Geographic location: Amherst, Electric Street, Calgary Dartmouth Ottawa Georgia Shelburne Advocate Harbour

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