Going to start my news this week with a good news story. I’m happy to congratulate Peggy Allen and Steven Wentzell on their very quiet wedding ceremony at Wesley-St. Matthew's United Church Manse on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Meggin King officiating.
Standing with them were Peggy's brother, Clifford, and good friend, Diane Reid. Great granddaughter, Lillix Polley, was also a guest. They all enjoyed a lovely meal at MacFarlane's Lantern afterwards, compliments of Clifford. God bless you both and may happiness follow you always.
Now folks, mark your calendar for this event. The annual Johnny Cash Fundraiser for the Open Hamper Food Bank will be held again at the Pugwash Co-Op, Durham Street, on Friday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Johnny Cash, or The Man in Black, loved bologna sandwiches, so in honour of him, fried or plain bologna sandwiches will be served to all who attend, along with birthday cake, with black icing.
Folks are encouraged to wear black and to donate a non-perishable food for the Food Bank. Cash donations will also be accepted. Great hands make light work.
Please come out and support this worthwhile event. Thank you! Our good friend, Terry Smith, will be greatly missed this year; he loved molasses on his bologna sandwich.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Pugwash Peace Branch 60, held their monthly meeting a week late, on Feb. 15, at the legion. We were pleased to have the Legion's new president, Kenny Cameron join us.
There was no winner for the Pugwash Firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday evening; Muriel Latta won the Chase the Ace consolation prize on Saturday at the Legion; winner of the Co-Op's Toonie Draw was Tobi Hewens. Congratulations, ladies.
Birthday greetings go out this week to Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Angus Cameron, Port Howe; Frank McQueen and Sharon Simons, Pugwash; Kevin Ferdinand, W. Pugwash; Lorraine Winters, Shinimicas; Kris Larson, Wallace; Katie Polley, Dartmouth; Kaitlyn Patriquin, Wallace Bridge; and last but not least, my son-in-law, Kevin LeBanc, Hubbards, who was a Leap Year baby, so sorry Kev, but no gift for another few years.
Ronalda and Barry Smith, accompanied by Shirley White were in Amherst shopping on Friday and enjoyed supper out.
Callers with Mary Doyle this week include Paul Fahey, Port Howe; Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview; Gerald Halverson, West Pugwash; and Peggy Allen, Pugwash.
Haven't had to fill my bird feeders for a long time. Even two blocks of suet are not getting their attention. This morning, for the first time I had a big flock of starlings but they did not hang around. I threw some scraps out but even the crows and gulls were not interested.
Callers with me this week include Denise Darragh, Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullon, Wallace; Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Dana and Kevin LeBlanc, Hubbards, on their way home after attending the funeral of a close friend in Summerside, P.E.I.; Gerald Halverson, Charlie Gould, Rose Junkert, Janet Gullens, Pugwash, as well as Peggy Allen, but when she visited on Sunday, she is now Peggy Wentzell.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week. Seems the flu bug is still on the go.
Thought for the week: “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” - Ronald Reagan
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.