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Westchester United Baptist celebrates anniversary service


I just noticed by the calendar, that there are only three months until Christmas Day.  

What an exciting time that used to be when the children were at home. They could hardly contain their excitement while they awaited the big day. My husband and I used to have huge fields of cultivated strawberry so the children always picked a four litre container of strawberries to put in the freezer, so I could make them, strawberry shortcake for supper on Christmas .
Supper guests with Margo and Greg Patriquin of Collingwood on Friday, Sept. 22, were Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith, Blaine Smith, Cheryl Patriquin, Grace and Abby.
The occasion was Greg’s Birthday. Congratulations Greg.
Wendy Reid has spent a couple of weeks at the Reid Cottage at Pipes Beach, Northport. On Saturday evening, Wendy held an evening of music at the cottage. There was a variety of music and everyone had a great time. At the close of the evening a delicious lunch was served “buffet style” Those who attended Wendy’s party were Glendon Stevens, Victor McCormick, Wendell and Margaret Reid, Keith and Queenie Perry ,Kelly Smith, Faye Henderson, Lynne Welton, Gordon and Wendy Moore. There was a mixture of old songs and some of the newer ones as well. I don’t know what is any nicer than good friends, good fun, and good music.
Kya Milton who is a student in Truro, spent the week-end with her family in Collingwood.
On Sunday afternoon, September 17th, the Annual Anniversary Service was held in the Westchester United Baptist Church. The service was opened by our pastor, Rev. James Smith with Wanda Lloy as organist for the choir. The choir had been practicing for this event, and they performed lots of great old hymns. The list of memorials was read by former resident of Westchester Peter Matatall. Guest speaker for the event was former pastor Rev. Darryl Dykens. Phyllis Dykens attended as well as their daughter, Amelia and her two children. After the service everyone adjourned to the Westchester Fire Hall, where a delicious lunch was served, buffet style. It was wonderful to see Phyllis and Darryl and the family again, and catch up on all the news.
Wendell and Margaret Reid were very pleased to have a visit last Friday, with Brenda (Manship) Nault. Brenda was a foster child in our home for almost ten years, in the 60s and 70s. It was nice to see her again, although neither Wendell or I recognized her. The time seems to pass so quickly.
Supper guests for a turkey supper on Thursday evening with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith and Blaine Smith were Jeanne Knol, and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen of Oxford. Greg and Margo
Patriquin and their children, Logan and Lexie of Collingwood. Greg and Margo Patriquin, Logan and Lexie were shopping in Moncton on Saturday.
The community of Collingwood was saddened to learn of the passing of Carl Sherman, son of the Late Carmen and Mildred Sherman. The funeral service was held on Saturday, from the Collingwood United Church, Officiant: Lawry MacLeod, Organist: Wanda Lloy, Soloist: Wendy Reid. Following the service everyone was invited to join Carl’s family for a reception at Tweet’s House.
The days are getting shorter, and it certainly ,beginning to fell like fall. Wendell and Margaret Reid spent the past week at their cottage at” Pipes Beach” Northport. There are still quite a few folks in their cottages, but many have returned to their homes. We were pleased to have our neighbours at the cottage, Queenie and Keith Perry, came over one evening and spend the evening visiting.
Recent visitors with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith were Cathy and Robyn Boss of Windham. Mervyn and Mary Esther had to take their pet to the vet in Pugwash for treatment.
Wendell and Margaret Reid enjoyed supper at the Parkview Restaurant in Oxford on Sunday evening.
Well folks, that is all the news from our community for this time.
Quote: “A dog is the only thing on earth, that love you, more than he loves himself!”

Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.

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