New Salem -
Hi again from Downtown New Salem, I hope you've all had a wonderful week. What a great weekend we had, not to cold, not too hot, just right and a nice breeze to go along with it. The 64th annual bazaar was a huge success also. The foundation committee and Advocate Fire Department wish to thank all those that helped, donated and helped to support the bazaar, it was a fantastic four days of fun!
The winners of the draws for the 64th annual bazaar were: 5 lbs. of lobster - Pat Stronge and Doris Smith; 5 lbs. of scallops - Calvin Joyce; 5 lbs. of halibut - Keith Roberts; Quilt donated by Warren Corbin (mauve one) - Christine Jennings; Quilt by Doris Smith (red one) - Elsie Roberts; Firemen's 50/50 Draw - $208 - Eugene Millberry.
Antique vehicles - First Place - John Dunbar - 1948 Ford, Second Place - Sharon Fraser - 1967 Plymouth Fury;
Floats - First - was a tie - Space Ship Keegan Grant and The Pirates of the Apple River Bar;
Motorized Vehicles - First - Amherst Mini Fire Department Truck - Tim Betts, Second Place - The Silver Dart - Devin MacGillivray;
Walkers - First - Thompson Horse Wagon, Second Place - NASCAR Girls - Chelsey and Amanda.
Juanita and Bruce Ford of Ontario are visiting with her sister, Anna Brown.
Tammy and Nicky Bennett and family of Prince Edward Island visited their families here this weekend.
On Tuesday, Dawn Crawford of Truro, Cindy Fletcher, and her son, Nicholas, and Ina Spicer went to the States for a few days of shopping.
On Wednesday, Lenore Fletcher, her brother Bobby Trenchard of Amherst, and their brother John Trenchard of Boston, Mass. visited with Alt Fletcher and Darrell Davis.
Deannie and Steve Yaniki visited her sister, Anne Davis, and her daughter, Lois Ritchie of Oshawa, Ont., who is vacationing at her daughter's, Doris Davis, in Amherst on Thursday.
Dawn Crawford of Truro spent the weekend visiting with Alt Fletcher and Darrell Davis.
On Saturday, my sister, Debra Thompson, and Kerry Atkinson of Truro visited with Alt Fletcher and Darrell Davis and me.
Edie and Ron Dowe of Trenton, Ont., are spending the summer in Parrsboro and I got to chat with them for a bit on Saturday at the bazaar.
Sharon and Deanna Esch of Amherst spent the weekend at their home here.
On Sunday, Aug. 16 the 14th annual Mariners Memorial Service will be held at the Advocate United Church at 2 p.m. to honour centuries of seafarers who followed in the footsteps of their ancestors and lived hard and dangerous lives. A reception will follow in the vestry of the United Church. All are welcome.
On Monday, Aug. 17, the Advocate cemetery officers are holding a get-together for Earl Clarke, who has retired from the cemetery. They want to show their appreciation to him for the great job he did over the many years, improving the grounds at the cemetery. It is a real credit to him for the appearance of the cemetery today. They would like to invite everyone in the area to drop in at the Wilfred Morris home between 2 and 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
A beautiful hand braided wool rug has been generously donated to the A.D.D.A. and we are selling tickets on this. The tickets are $1.00 or 3 for $2.00 and you can contact Donnie Fletcher , myself or any member of the A.D.D.A. for tickets.
The Downshore Market and Coffee House is back for the 2009 season, at the Log Building on Mills Road from 9 - 12 on Saturday mornings. Come and enjoy a social morning with new and old friends.
An exercise area is now available at the Log Building on Mills Road. The hours for now are the same as the library. For the summer if you wish to use the exercise equipment you can on Saturday mornings.