Legions are pulse of community

Jamie Heap
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Fresh off one of the most memorable Remembrance Day services in recent memory, legion secretary Dara Legere posted the following message on the Joggins Legion Facebook page. “Thank you to everyone who attended the service at the cenotaph and to all who attended the banquet at the legion. It was one of the best Remembrance Day services I have ever been part of. It makes me proud to be a part of the Royal Canadian Legion. It is so great to see a community of 500 people turn out in such numbers to show they care about our veterans and those who serve and have served in our Armed Forces. We truly are a great community,”

Partnership in Aging card party results for November 12: Ladies’ first place: Emmie Porter; second: Mildred Brown; Men’s first place: Fred Hebert; second: Bill McAloney; Consolation prize: Ray Fagan; Door Prize: Irene Hebert.

In related news, the River Hebert legion announced that its weekly indoor washer tosses, held most Saturdays at 7:00 pm in the absence of a dance or other major event, are going very well. Partners are chosen by luck of the draw. All welcome.

Santa’s Little Helpers returns to help Santa Claus fill his sleigh for another busy Christmas season. If you or someone you know needs help filling your children’s stockings this year, or, if you wish to be a Santa’s Helper, please contact Dyke O’Brien (732-2111), Wendy Miller (251-2532) or Susan Beaton (545-2328).

On Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 am at the Joggins Fossil Centre, River Hebert native Jeff Burbine will share his story about the road to Kona, Hawaii, site of the Ironman Worlds event that he competed in over Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

The Joggins Fossil Institute recently awarded prizes to the winners of their raffle. One of those winners was River Hebert’s Charlene Daborn. She won a beautiful painting donated by Joggins’ artist Mark Boon. Don’t forget about the Fossil Centre Gift Shop’s Christmas Sidewalk Sale on December 15 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Complimentary tea/coffee/cider/cookies. Soup and chowder for purchase.

What’s on this week in River Hebert, Joggins, Maccan and area?

November 20: Coats for Cumberland clothing selections from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at River Hebert United Church Hall. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served;

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

November 22: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;

November 22: Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;

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;

November 23: Joggins legion's Christmas Dance from 9:30 pm until 1:00 am;

November 23: Indoor washer toss at the River Hebert legion starting 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;

November 25: Auction 45s at the Maccan Community Centre at 7:00 pm;

November 26: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

November 26: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion at 7:00 pm.

Have a good week!

 

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion, Joggins Fossil Centre, Joggins Fossil Institute Fossil Centre Gift Shop River Hebert United Church Hall Baptist Church Joggins Improvement Committee Bingo Maccan Community Centre

Geographic location: River Hebert, Joggins, Kona Hawaii Maccan

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