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Jamie Heap
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Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Wraps-Up on Monday at Ottawa House

Sisters Paula and Linda Atwood of Bermuda, two natives of Parrsboro, enjoyed a delicious Blueberry Dessert at the Ottawa House By-The-Sea museum on Sunday in conjunction with the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival that took place across parts of Cumberland and Colchester Counties from August 16 through August 31.The filling Blueberry Dessert will be served again at the museum from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on Labour Day Monday, September 2.

PARTRIDGE ISLAND-Since the middle of August, the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival has been taking place throughout Cumberland and Colchester Counties. With the exception of the Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum's Blueberry Pie (or cake) and Ice Cream that concludes at 5:00 pm on Labour Monday, September 2, the 2013 edition Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival has ended.

From Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, no fewer than 95 delicious blueberry desserts, which includes tea or coffee, were sold for just $5.00 per serving of cake or pie.

Also taking place on Sunday was the third annual historic Anglican service on the museum's verandah, a service which included readings from a 1660s prayer book by Rev. Tory Byrne

The Ottawa House By-The-Sea museum will be serving up their blueberry desserts again tomorrow between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. The museum, whose regular hours end for the season on Sunday, Sept. 22, will be open by appointment after this date by phoning 254-2376. It will also hold its closing Christmas Tea and Sale from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15. Story Time continues in October while the Genealogy Club will meet the fourth Wednesday of September and October. Fall desserts of apple and pumpkin will be served with tea and coffee on October 20 from 2:00-4:00 pm while Hallowe'en Story Time will be held at 7:15 pm on October 24, one week before Hallow'een itself.

 

Organizations: Ottawa House, Sea Museum, Genealogy Club

Geographic location: PARTRIDGE ISLAND, Cumberland

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