Greetings from the Boars Back. Condolences go out to the family and friends of River Hebert native Jessie Rea who passed away this past Thursday, Jan. 13 at the age of 92.
During her lifetime, the St. Charles Commercial School graduate worked at Robb's Engineering for over three decades; she retired in 1983. In addition, the late Jessie Rea was, amongst other things, the treasurer of the River Hebert United Baptist Church, a Lady Shamrocks' softball player and a member of the Amherst Ladies Bowling League.
Belated happy birthday wishes go out to Mel Tower who marked his special day this past Wednesday, Jan. 12. Happy Birthday Mel!
Anyone interested in donating an item for the silent auction benefiting Sharon Deegan can do so by contacting Peggy Herring Smith at 664-1894 or on Facebook. The Sharon Deegan benefit dance will be taking place from Friday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 5 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. at the Amherst Lions Den on Electric Avenue.
In related Sharon Deegan news, her sister Katherine Chapman was blessed with the opportunity to have visited with her this past weekend. Katherine Chapman wrote via Facebook on Friday, Jan. 14 that she was "so excited to be going to Halifax to see Sharon and spend a couple days with her; can't wait to see her." Here's hoping that you two had a really nice visit with one another.
River Hebert Branch Library Reminder: On Thursday, Jan. 27, the River Hebert Branch Library will be holding its monthly book club meeting between 6 and 7 p.m. The book of the month is Memoirs of a Geisha.
On Saturday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m., the much anticipated annual scallop and ham supper will be held inside of the Saint Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall in River Hebert. Supper by presale of tickets only. The cost of the supper will be $10 for adults; children 12 and under can eat for $5.
Have a great week!