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Christmas activities picking up steam

New Salem News with Terry Gulliver

Hello from beautiful Downtown New Salem.

Oh my it was plus 21 a week ago and minus 8 last night, talk about weather shock to the system. I was kind of hoping the mild weather was going to continue for a while longer.

On Thursday, Nov. 23 it's Lego Day at the Advocate library from 3 to 5 p.m. Children under 9 must be accompanied by and adult.

On Friday, Nov. 24 Spencer's Island Bingo will be held at the Advocate Fire Hall at 7 p.m. Come on out for an evening of fun!

The Downshore Market Christmas Market will be on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Log Building from 9 a.m. to noon. Come on out for a coffee with a friend or meet a new friend and browse the local vendors wares.

Ladies, it is that time of year again! Come join us at the Advocate Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 25th for an evening of food, fun and friends! Admission is $20 per person. Bring along your favourite appetizer, main dish or dessert to share with the others.

The doors open for 'Happy Hour' at 5 p.m., dinner starts at 6 p.m. There are lots of great auction items, fun games, tonnes of great food and an abundance of laughs and fun.

It's a fun night out while raising money for the Advocate School sports program.
We are always looking for auction items and door prize items. If you would like to donate items please contact Kim MacGillivary or Coralee MacGillivary or drop off items at the school anytime.

On Saturday, Dec. 2 an evening of music and song with Dave and Friends will be held at the Log Building at 7 p.m.. Free will offering. Proceeds for the A.D.D.A. Everyone is welcome.

On Monday, Dec. 4 a prize bingo will be held at the Advocate School beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The Annual Manor Christmas Party is Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Chignecto Manor.

The annual Community Christmas Party will be held at the Log Building on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 16 an evening of music and song with Dave and Friends will be held at the Diligent River Hall at 7 p.m. There will be a free will offering. Proceeds for the Diligent River Hall.

The Advocate United Church Service is now being held at the United Church at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise notified.

The Advocate and District Volunteer Fire Department will again be fundraising this year 2017 to purchase a new rescue unit for our communities.

The Meals on Wheels program that operates from the Bayview Health Center is seeing an increase in customers and they now need more volunteers to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

If you can help with deliveries or would like to receive this service yourself, please call the health centre at 902-392-5400 Ext. 6035 or Ext. 5402.

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