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Fall Festival of Colours in Wentworth

Wentworth is celebrating the Fall Festival of Colours in October at the recreation centre and the new learning centre (replacing the closing of the elementary school).  

During the fall, the rich and varied colours on the Cobequid mountain ranges, the community valley and flatlands are beautiful.
At the recreation centre the festival is first being celebrated with two events. The first is on Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. It’s a country music extravaganza featuring classic country singer Don Harrart and musicians Don Lindsay, Hayden Stover, Cathy Ryan, Dave Anderson, George Spalding, Andy Crossan and more. Tickets are $25.
The second is the annual pork dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring a roast pork and vegetable first course, a blueberry or apple crumble for dessert, and assorted drinks Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and free for under age 5. Take-out is available.
At the learning centre the festival is being celebrated by three events.
There is a Holistic & Wellness Fair, Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. showing jewelry, crystals, energy healings, etc. There will be prizes during the day. Admission is a donation.
A concert is taking place with singer Christian Martin accompanied by producer and guitarist Dale Murray at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. This is an event for ages 19 and over.
There is also, a dinner theatre event on Oct. 28 featuring the Sherry Sunshine Groupie Extraordinaire with musicians Drew Moore, Rocky Ripley, Bobby Ackles, Gary Estabrooks and Barb Bowes, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50.
Enjoy the sounds of Motown, folk-rock, and the British Invasion to keep you grooving.
Whenever, I visit the new recreation centre, I always observe scenes of the past at this same site where once stood the one-room Wentworth Centre School Section 12, which I attended for Grades 1 to 11.
We walked to the school from our homes never more than two miles away and we had one teacher for all these grades. The teacher would take turns with each grade where we would be expected to answer questions on our assignment.
For a look into the past at such a school, I am including a report given at our reunion several years ago and the report is by Barbara Tuttle, now Barbara Walker located in Aylesford. I phoned her and she remembers all the details and would be delighted to see it printed.

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