The East Mapleton-Leamington Sewing Circle held their monthly meeting on Nov.4 at the home of Marlene Millard, Mapleton.
President Ruth Foster presided over the meeting. Roll call was answered by nine members. We were pleased to have Dorothy Harrison, Halfway River, joining us. The devotional, entitled "Autumn, a Season for Transformation," was given by Rev. Marion Lloy. The poem "In Flanders Fields" written during the First World War by Canadian Physician and Lieutenant Colonal John Mcrae in 1915, was read by Betty Harrison. Linda Baker's minutes from the last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Marlene Millard reported a good balance. There was a lengthy discussion on our Christmas projects, such as remembering the sick and shut ins, helping local organizations with buying Christmas turkeys, and the Toys for Tots program. Donations will be made. Emily Gallagher was reported as not enjoying good health and a card was sent to her. The evening's project, a Variety Auction, realized $104.25. Tasty refreshments prepared by hostess Marlene and Rev. Lloy, assisted by Ruth, brought a very pleasant evening to a close. Mystery parcel went to Ruth. Lucky prizes went to Betty Harrison, Dorothy Lavers and Dorothy Harrison.
The Christmas meeting will be held at the home of Linda Baker on Dec. 2. Storm date Dec. 3. Project: Christmas Auction.
Harold and Bessie Henwood, Springhill, would like to send a big "thank you" out to daughters Evelyn (Dave Gallagher), Debbie (Hollis Park) and Susan (Ken MacKenzie) for treating them to a Chinese dinner a the Jade Palace on Sunday, Nov. 3, the occasion being their 65th wedding anniversary. Attending were family members, including four generations. Congratulations and best wishes go out to Harold and Bessie on this very special occasion.
Congratulations also go out to Cecil and Carol Brown, Mapleton, celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Linda Gallagher, Springhill, on Nov. 9. Gabrielle Millard, Nfld., Darrell Smith, and Debbie Park, Springhill had birthdays on Nov. 10. Norene Brown, New Glasgow, Nov. 21, James Gallagher, son of Gloria Gallagher, East Mapleton, Nov. 22. Brenda McAloney, East Mapleton, Nov. 23, Rev. Elizabeth Davies, Southampton, Nov. 25.
Congratulations go out to Shawn Clark and Jenna Bradbury on their wedding, Oct. 12, at the CIBC Room, Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill. Rev. Marion Lloy officiated.
St. Andrews-Wesley United Church Choir and helpers were "rolling out the dough" on Oct. 23, making approximately 160 apple pies for sale. This is a annual project and very well received. Many thanks to all the workers and of course, to you, the customer.
Happenings: Turkey burger, pie snack,(eat in or take-out) craft and bake sale on November 15, at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Springhill, starting at 11:00 a.m.
Coming to St. Andrews-Wesley United Church on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. will be the Port Greville Living Christmas Tree Singers. This is the final year of performances, so try not to miss this wonderful evening. Goodwill offering.
The organizing committee is very pleased to announce Scott Woods is coming back to St. Andrews. Many of you remember what a fantastic show he put on in Sept. The Scott Woods "Old Time Jubilee concert" will take us down memory lane with the music of Don Messer and His Islanders on Thurs. April 24, 2014. Ticket information to follow at a later date.
Until next time, thank you for joining me here on my country road.