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Glenda Janes
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Christmas parade returning

River Hebert - Hello from River Hebert.

I would like to say I am sorry that there hasnt been much of a column lately but the flu bug hit me hard and I wasnt doing much of anything. Sorry to all the readers, especially those from away, as you look forward to the column.

Well, Halloween is gone for another year and the ghosts and goblins were out and about.

It really seemed strange that it was still light at 6 p.m., but the kids still had a good time and thats all that matters.

A Special Halloween Thank You

Thank you to all of you, who came out and visited us on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Halloween Haunted House at the Cumberland County Museum. It was great to see so many faces from River Hebert and Joggins. The museum held their first Halloween Haunted House and volunteers form different parts of Cumberland County took part in making the event a huge success. Four students from River Hebert Elementary School took part, as the children of the Halloween master and his wife, while other River Hebert residents played mad scientist and the experiment. Other characters included witches, Frankenstein and his bride, Lurch, the desk clerk, gate keeper, The Grim Reaper, fortune teller, zombies, crazed dolls, moving portraits, and, of course, a visit from Esther Cox.

Each character did a wonderful job and brought their own uniqueness to the character; one that the residents of Cumberland County will remember for years to come.

Within two hours the Haunted House had over 450 visitors of all ages and plans are already underway for next years Halloween Haunted House.

History Notes - The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Fast Facts

* The First World War began in August, 1914 and lasted until November, 1918.

* The Battle of Vimy Ridge began on April 9, 1917, and was part of the larger Battle of Arras in northern France.

* Vimy Ridge is located in northern France, about 175 kilometres north of Paris. It is a long, high hill that dominates the landscape.

* Approximately 30,000 Canadians fought at Vimy Ridge. They came from right across the country and were commanded by Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Byng.

* This victory came at a high cost. The Canadians suffered approximately 11,000 casualties. Of these, nearly 3,600 Canadians were killed.

River Hebert Second Annual Christmas Parade

When: Sunday, Nov. 30

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Message from Santas Little Helpers Program

The 2008 Christmas Season is upon us and the members of the Santas Little Helpers program are busy at work. We will be doing our part to help make Christmas a little brighter again this year. If you would like to become part of Santas Little Helpers or would like more information please feel free to call Glenda at 251-2631 or Sheryl at 251- 2741

This years cutoff date is Dec. 8.

Christmas Gift Bingo 2008

Sponsored by: Heritage Models

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Location: River Hebert Legion

Time: 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)

Jackpot: $150

14 regular games

Seven 50/50 games

One free game for kids (15 and under)

Everyone welcome.

Annual Toy Bingo

Sponsored by: The Minudie Heritage Association

When: Monday, Nov. 17

Location: Joggins Fire Hall

Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

There will be prizes for all children 12 and under and a special appearance by Santa. There will also be tickets for sale on a Christmas basket and 50/50 tickets.

Everyone welcome.

Remembrance Day Dance

Where: The River Hebert Legion

When: Nov. 8

Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Music By: DJ Super Diamond Dave

Donation at the door to go towards repairs to the cenotaph.

Card Party Results

River Hebert Branch No. 14, regular card party results.

When: Monday, Nov. 17

Time: 1 p.m.

Everyone welcome!

Organizations: Halloween Haunted House, Cumberland County Museum, River Hebert Elementary School Minudie Heritage Association Card Party River Hebert Branch

Geographic location: River Hebert, Vimy Ridge, Joggins Cumberland County Northern France Paris

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