Community fundraiser brings in over $2,000

Rose Willigar
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Eleven-year-old Brandon McCallum takes part in the washer toss event during the Tidnish Crossroads Community Association’s Tidnish Days last Saturday.

TIDNISH CROSSROADS - Despite rainy weather over the weekend, the 30th annual Tidnish Crossroads Community Association’s Tidnish Days carried on and raised over $2,000 for the community.

“It’s a major fundraiser for the community,” association president Tanya Tuttle-Comeau said.

The weekend kicked off at noon on Saturday with the official opening and community volunteers Ted and Edna MacLeod were honoured at this time for the volunteer work they do within the Tidnish community.

“Unfortunately due to a previous commitment the MacLeods were unable to attend today’s event,” Comeau said.

Tidnish Days consisted of all sorts of fun activities that included an ice-cream eating contest, washer toss, face painting, balloon shaving contest, apple eating contest, bubble gum chewing contest and a slow-pitch ball tournament.

“Funds raised at the event go towards the upkeep of the community centre,” Comeau said.

“It’s amazing that, even in the rain, we had a great turnout and raised over $2,000,” the association president said.

The slo-pitch tournament that had 10 teams participating from Springhill, Advocate, Parrsboro, Pugwash, Amherst and Tidnish areas, ended with the Brew Jays beating out the Mixed Nuts with a score of 11-8 in the Division B finals and, due to heavy rain, the Young Guns and Pugwash declared a tie in the Division A finals.

Organizations: Tidnish Crossroads Community Association, Brew Jays

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