Brookdale and Area News

Jean Miller
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Brookdale - Greetings from Brookdale.

This past week was wintry and with the snow on the weekend, it left a lot to be desired. Many, many events were cancelled and some were held on Sunday but it made a difference in the folk participating. We enjoyed a lovely day today with sun and that made travelling a bit easier.

We still have not seen our does and fawns but I had a call from the Gouchies and the deer are over there cleaning up their apple trees.

The Brookdale Sewing Circle will be holding their Christmas Tea, Bake and Craft Sale at the Brookdale Hall on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funds will be used for the Brookdale United Church. Hopefully, the weather will be compatible.

The Immanuel UCW held their Christmas Party at the Loon Onn on Friday, Nov. 21, with the Rev. Lloyd Bruce as our guest. Thirteen members gathered at the home of the president, Lillian Wessell's for dessert and the exchange of gifts. Joyce Hollis played "Santa" and we all received a bag of Christmas treats. Lillian Wessell and Jackie Thompson presented a few readings. We did not have a meeting, just a fun evening.

The Bethlehem Market was held at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church on Sunday with the soup luncheon and sale. They were all set up for a Christmas Bazaar anyway. They still had a good day.

The Amherst Christmas Parade has been cancelled twice now. If we get more snow, it could really put things on hold.

If you like to sing and want to sing in a choir, Julie Tune holds choir practice at Immanuel United at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Julie plays for the 9:45 a.m. service at Immanuel and then comes out to Brookdale to play for the 11:15 a.m. service. If you're interested, you could sing all morning.

"Light The Way" sponsored by the Cumberland Health Care Foundation will be held on Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. A lot of new designs and other events will happen. The funds raised when you sponsor a light in memory of someone will be used to purchase three new electrocardiograms (EKG) machines for the hospital.

Following the first Sunday in Advent, the items for Christmas For Kids will be collected.

Members of the River Hebert United Church are selling Christmas wreaths for $13. The wreaths will be at the home of Pam Harrison following the R.H. parade on Nov. 30. To confirm an order, call Pam at 251-2549.

The National United Church Women will be selling a DVD called "Images of Canada" for $12 (includes all costs) to be used as a fundraiser for the United Church of Canada's Peace Fund. Linnea Good has given permission to use her song "A Light is Gleaming" as the background music.

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS: The phone line 667-1949 is really busy and the "Angel Cards" are out at all our regular spots. We are open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The volunteers will be there to take applications for both the children and for food. We only have the one phone line so be patient and keep trying, as there are times when it's not busy. We are at the culture centre (the old St. Charles School.) We use the side entrance that faces Church Street and we are the second doors on the right, ground level, signs are on the doors.

We had a visit today from Beverly Fynn, the lady who is doing the Christmas dinner at the fire hall, and she dropped off tickets with us to find out how many to expect. The tickets are free of charge and they have all the information on them, we take the stub to fill in the info for her so she is able to have a count so she will know how many to prepare for. I think this is a great idea and I wish her well.

On closing; We are most like angels when we stand ready to serve the good inside of us.

Have a good week.

Organizations: Immanuel United, Brookdale United Church, Christmas Party Bethlehem Market Amherst Christmas Parade Cumberland Health Care Foundation River Hebert United Church National United Church Women United Church of Canada Peace Fund St. Charles School

Geographic location: Brookdale, Canada, Church Street

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