Handmade quilt by Elda Lowther top prize at Fling

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BROOKDALE - Greetings from Brookdale. We have had more snow in the last two weeks than we have had all winter.

Today, we are having heavy rains and temperature is at zero degrees so lets hope it warms up or driving could cause a lot of falls and accidents.

BROOKDALE - Greetings from Brookdale. We have had more snow in the last two weeks than we have had all winter.

Today, we are having heavy rains and temperature is at zero degrees so lets hope it warms up or driving could cause a lot of falls and accidents.

The Highland Fling buttons are ready and will be on sale at Sobeys from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Auxiliary members will be selling tickets and buttons next week at Zellers on Thursday 5 to 9:30 p.m. and at Sobeys from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening. Marilyn has made arrangements to sell buttons at the Farmers Market on May 4.

We have 30 prizes this year for our draw. First prize is a beautiful handmade quilt donated by Elda Lowther. Our second prize is a big barbecue and it is on display at Canadian Tire. The barbecue is a share donation between the Highland Fling and Canadian Tire.

The annual Spring Follies by the Friends Unlimited at Trinity-St. Stephens United Church was cancelled for Friday, April 13 and rescheduled for Sunday night. Our youngest son was home so he and his father went with us and we enjoyed it immensely. I think they get better every year.

The Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society will hold Hospice Palliative Care Daisy Day May 4. We will be giving out Daises at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Pharmasave and Sobeys in the Amherst area and also in the County, Springhill, Parrsboro, Oxford and Pugwash. We do not charge for the daisies but donations are appreciated. Donations of $5 and over can receive an income tax receipt. We also have memorial cards.

The 18th Annual Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association Provincial Convention is being held on May 10 to 12 at St. Francis Xavier University. It sounds like a good program but it is Mothers Day weekend and also the Highland Fling weekend.

We have tickets for the North Mountain Breakdown play at the Amherst Regional High School. The proceeds from the play will go to the L.A. Animal Shelter. I have heard that is will be a lot of fun so we are looking forward to it.

Those participating in the play are Dale Fawthrop, Mark Raddin, Christian Laurette, Ben MacLeod, Corey Janes. Ruth Nichols, Andrew Melanson, Clairemarie Haley and Lawry MacLeod. The play was written by Paul Ledoux, and the music is by Alastair MacDonald. The play will be direct by Clairemarie and music direction is by Ruth. The play is on for four nights, April 19 to 22. Tickets are available at Gordons Ladies Wear and Windjammer, both Highland Fling supporters as well.

The Nova Scotia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries will hold its annual Education Seminar on April 26 in Truro. Several auxiliary members will be attending.

I will miss it this year, as I will have our other two sons and other family home for Rods 80th Birthday.

I was education chair for 2004 and 2005 and there is a lot of time and effort put into these sessions so it makes it worthwhile to have a good attendance.

The Cumberland Pastoral Charge will hold a combined service at Joggins United Church, 11am, on April 29. The Family Banners will be hung in Joggins United for the next three months and then in August they will be moved to Trinity United in July 29.

The Nova Scotia Association of Healthcare Auxiliary Convention Committee will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 8 at the Colchester Hospital. Following this meeting, the Northern Region Auxiliaries will hold their spring meeting. The AGM of the NSAHA will be held at the newly renovated Howard Johnstons in Truro from October 11 to the 13th.

There are many people on the sick and accident (mostly falls) list and we send out prayers and get well wishes to them all. Also, sympathy and prayers to the families who have lost a love one.

On closing; We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colours, but they all live in the same box. (Rumors Newsletter)

Blessings to all.

Organizations: Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Zellers Stephens United Church Care Society Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Nova Scotia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries Annual Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association Provincial Convention St. Francis Xavier University Amherst Regional High School Joggins United Church Family Banners Nova Scotia Association of Healthcare Auxiliary Convention Committee Colchester Hospital

Geographic location: BROOKDALE, Cumberland County, Amherst Parrsboro Oxford Pugwash Truro Joggins

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