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School to host Arts, Crafts Extravaganza

The Springhill Junior and Senior High School is having its first Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Extravaganza and organizers guidance teacher Susan MacDonald, and junior high principal Karla-Mitchell Smith are very pleased with the co-operation they are receiving.

SPRINGHILL The Springhill Junior and Senior High School is having its first Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Extravaganza and organizers guidance teacher Susan MacDonald, and junior high principal Karla-Mitchell Smith are very pleased with the co-operation they are receiving.

They are hosting the event on April 27-29, in the school gym to raise money for the Junior High Reward Program. There will be Gold and Silver trips in June, and everyone knows buses cost money. They would like to reward the students who work hard all year long.

The organizers have invited over 25 artisans to participate, and others are calling to be included. Anyone interested in entering a table is asked to telephone 597-4250. Space will cost $50 for the whole weekend. Some of the things to see will be leather items, stained glass, pottery, rug hooking, jewelry, hand bags, fashions, home baking, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and more. A canteen and cafe will be featured. Please take note of the hours: Friday, April 27, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating 65 years of marriage on April 17 are Bigelow and Doris Hunter of Springhill. Bill and Beverly Kempt of Pugwash will celebrate their 42nd anniversary. Celebrating their wedding anniversary on April 17 are Ray and Rachael Coulson of Amherst. Having birthdays on the 17th are Austen Rose and Theresa Burns, both of Amherst.

On March 29, the Springhill Mining Red Hat Ladies enjoyed a lunch at Cinders Restaurant in Amherst, which they combined with a meeting to discuss whats next on their agenda of get-togethers.

When the organizers of New Beginnings stopped into Ed Faheys barbershop two months ago, no one could have imagined that the idea presented would develop into something so amazing. The PIT Players, a drama group from Springhill, were asked if they would consider forming a gospel group for the purpose of providing the music for an evening service at the St. Davids Presbyterian Church. Ed passed the idea on to Peter Bell, who recruited his wife Roberta and daughter Susan MacDonald. Gail and Ken Murphy, who know a lot of spiritual music were asked to participate and Robin Steeves was invited to complete the new group.

On Sunday, April 1, they performed in true Springhill-fashion beginning with the spiritual Jesus is a rock that will not roll. They rocked, swayed, clapped and harmonized some of the most uplifting music presented this year. The congregation sang and clapped along and at one point, Susan remarked that this could turn into a kitchen party.

Rev. Elizabeth Davies read the scriptures and delivered the last sermon in the Lenten Series, Iron Nails. Following the benediction and the blessing for the refreshments prepared in the church hall, the Players were invited back to close the service. Their signature song Call of the Mines, written by Valerie Fahey, brought a tear to many eyes and the congregation to their feet for a standing ovation and a heartfelt thank-you for an amazing and joyful message.

The next New Beginnings evening worship will be held on April 22 at 7 p.m. The Funtones, a group of lady barbershoppers from around Cumberland County, will provide the special music.

On April 29 at 7 p.m. Geraldine (Hopkins) Charters and Sylvia Campbell of Moncton will be hosting a Downeast Kitchen Party at the Anglican Parish Hall, Main Street, Springhill. In addition to the vocals of Geraldine and Sylvia, a Moncton Group called Maplesugar and several local talents will be featured. This is a fund-raiser for St. Davids Presbyterian Church, and promises to be toe-tapping good time.

Organizations: Springhill Junior and Senior High School, New Beginnings, Tupperware Pampered Chef Davids Presbyterian Church Springhill Mining Red Hat Ladies Lenten Series Moncton Group

Geographic location: Amherst, Cumberland County, Moncton

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