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Terry Gulliver
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Scarecrows to line the streets in Advocate area

Hi again from downtown New Salem, I hope you’ve all had a great week. Ethel and Earl Clarke and their children Bruce and Sandra Clarke spent the weekend at their home here.

Melanie Ells of British Columbia is visiting her family here.

Bud and Maureen Collins returned home Saturday after visiting with their daughter Valerie and her husband Jeff Bembridge of Oshawa, Ontario.

Sharon Esch of Amherst spent the weekend at her home here.

Gary and Etna Mathews and their children Sarah and James have returned to their home in England after spending the summer at their home here.

Ellen Johnston spent the weekend visiting her mother Ethel Slocum in Masstown.

On Monday Alt Fletcher and Darrell Davis went to Truro to see their new apartment where they will be spending the winter.

The Advocate & District Volunteer Fire Brigade wishes to send a big thank you to everyone who helped, donated their time and goods to make the downshore bazaar a huge success. Approximately $8,000 was raised.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, a yard/bake sale with different sellers will be held at the Advocate Fire Hall from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

On Sunday Sept. 5, the 15th annual Mariner’s Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Advocate United Church. This is a time to remember and honour the lives of the many Fundy Seamen in the fisheries, in commerce and in war. A reception will follow and all are welcome.

Spencer’s Island Bingo will be starting again on Friday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Advocate Fire Hall.

The community luncheon will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at noon at the Log Building. On the menu this month we’ll be having clam chowder, chili, soup, dessert, tea and coffee. Everyone welcome.

Advocate Harbour is having a Scarecrow Festival and you are invited to make a scarecrow to be displayed along the main streets of Advocate Harbour.

Use your imagination, test your creativity. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories - Most Creative, Most Artistic, Most Original and Most Funny.

Everyone in the towns of Advocate, New Salem, Allenville, Spencer’s Island, New Salem, Apple River and Fraserville are encouraged to make a scarecrow for this event. Scarecrows need to be ready by Thursday, Sept. 16 for display starting Friday, Sept. 17.

We will line the main streets of Advocate Harbour, including Mills Road, and West Advocate Road to the Cape Chignecto Park.

Props add extra interest. So plan your scarecrow, pick a site and be ready for the contest. Call Scarecrow Central 392-2668 to register your creation.

Looking forward to this first event and hope it will become an annual happening.

Come to Advocate Harbour for its first ever Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows will be on display along the main streets of Advocate beginning Friday, Sept. 17 til Sunday, Sept. 19.

Everyone is asked to pick up a ballot at the Advocate Country Store Rite Stop to vote for your favourites. While you are in town stop into the market at the Log Building on Mills Road on Saturday morning from 9 - 12 and enjoy a continental breakfast and take home some home baking, jams, jellies, pickles, produce, knitting, beautiful local photos and art work.

Enjoy lunch at the Fundy Tides Restaurant or the Wild Caraway. Take a walk along one of the many beaches or one of the many trails that Cape Chignecto Park has to offer.

Come spend a day, a night or the whole weekend and enjoy the talent displayed by the families and friends of Advocate Harbour, New Salem, Apple River, Spencer’s Island Allenville and Fraserville.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Advocate United Church will be hosting the annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be a bake table, books, crafts, and a flea market. Luncheon will be seafood chowder and blueberry dessert. Come and share our beautiful Parrsboro Shore Drive.

I am now selling Parrsboro Community Radio Bingo Cards. If you have high speed Internet service you can play online at home or if you wish you can come to the library on Thursday evenings to play. Bingo is from 6 - 7 p.m. The cards are $3 for a book of two cards for five games.

The Downshore Market and Coffee House is back for the 2010 season, at the Log Building on Mills Road from 9 - 12 on Saturday mornings. Come and enjoy a social morning with new and old friends.

If you want to lose weight TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday night at the Advocate Fire Hall at 7 p.m.

I also wanted to mention the gym equipment that is available at the Log Building. The cost is $1 to use the equipment which consists of two tread mills, a universal weightmachine, an eliptical machine and a stationary bike. The hours are Tuesday 10 - 12 and 1- 4, Wednesday 10 - 12 and 1 - 4, Thursday 2 - 5 and 6 - 8 and Fridays 10 - 12 and 1 - 4. They will also be available on Saturday mornings from 9 - 1 when the Downshore Market is open.

Well that’s it for this week, have a great weekend and enjoy your family and friends!

Organizations: Advocate United Church, Mariner’s Memorial Service, Advocate Country Store Rite Stop Fundy Tides Restaurant Downshore Market and Coffee House

Geographic location: New Salem, Advocate Harbour, British Columbia Oshawa Ontario Mills Road England Masstown Truro Apple River Fraserville Cape Chignecto Park Allenville West Advocate Road Parrsboro Community

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