River Hebert Co-Op to celebrate 70 years

Jamie Heap
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River Hebert and Area News

Condolences are sent to the family and friends of River Hebert native Florence Mary Smith who passed away recently at the age of 99, a few weeks shy of 100.

Along with daughters Margaret Bentley, Beth Baker and granddaughter Heather Hoeg, Irene Richards, whose four brothers served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, attended the National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa.

In related news, I just wanted to say that is was a pleasure to interview both McLellan and Richards recently for two special Remembrance Day stories that were published in last Friday’s Amherst News. Thanks also to Elizabeth McLellan.

New Horizons card party results for Monday, November 4: Ladies’ first place: Irene Hebert; second: Jean Murphy; Men’s first place: Lawson Vance; second:  Ray Fagan. Consolation prize: Bill McAloney; Door Prize: Frances Melanson.

Pam Harrison informs me that up until Tuesday, November 19, the River Hebert Co-op is collecting size 8-14 snowsuits, jackets, boots hats and mittens for boys and girls as part of Coats for Cumberland. On Wednesday, November 20, anyone in need of warm clothing is invited to the River Hebert United Church Hall from 9:00 am until1:00 pm to make their selections. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served. Coats for Cumberland contacts are Amanda Gower and Pam Harrison.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of the River Hebert Co-op, a small, rural enterprise that continues to thrive. In the next year or so, such store improvements as a coffee bar, baking and deli goods will be realized.

Happy belated 25th wedding anniversary wishes to James and Darlene Maxwell of River Hebert with love from Darlene’s parents Garnet and Kathryn McEachern.

What’s on at the River Hebert Co-Op?

November 15: 70th Anniversary Cookbook Launch from 11:00 am until1:00 pm. Meet the fantastic chefs who contributed their favourite recipes to the cookbook;

November 16: Open mic music celebration at the local Masonic Hall from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm in support of the Co-Op Store Improvement Projects Committee;

November 20: Cake-cutting ceremony from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Drop in to congratulate the Co-Op staff on 70 years. Complimentary cake, coffee and tea;

 November 23: Anniversary sale all day, while supplies last. Several Co-Op gift certificates will be awarded. More cake too. See Co-op flyer for more details;

What’s on in River Hebert and area?

November 13: Wednesday night bingo at the Joggins fire hall at 7:00 pm;

November 15: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;

November 15: Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;

November 17: St. Thomas Aquinas CWL will be hosting its annual Christmas Tea & Sale from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall;

November 17: Sunday night bingo at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

November 18: New Horizons card party at the Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;

November 18: Auction 45s at the Maccan Community Centre at 7:00 pm;

November 19: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

November 19: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion at 7:00 pm;

November 24: River Hebert Santa Claus parade at 5:30 pm. Line-up starts at 5:00 pm at Baptist Church. Contact Darrell Fagan (251-2490) or Dale Porter (251-2142)

Nov. 24: Joggins Improvement Committee Bingo at Joggins Fire Hall at 7:00 pm.

November 25: Partnership in Aging card party at River Hebert legion at 1:00 pm;

December 15: Christmas gift shop sidewalk sale at the Joggins Fossil Centre from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Free tea/coffee/cider/cookies. Soup and chowder for purchase.

Organizations: River Hebert Co-op, Cumberland, Canadian Armed Forces Amherst News River Hebert United Church Hall November 17 Co-Op Store Improvement Projects Committee Maccan Community Centre Baptist Church Joggins Improvement Committee Bingo Joggins Fossil Centre

Geographic location: River Hebert, New Horizons, Joggins Ottawa

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