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Malagash church celebrates 200 years

['Malagash and Area News with Marian Durling']
['Malagash and Area News with Marian Durling']

Malagash News with Marian Durling

Well what a wonderful week weatherwise! At times it’s too humid, but the water in our Blue Sea Beach area was just wonderful. 

The Blue Sea beach has been a very busy place lately. Lots of cars to be seen.

Sunday afternoon the little Malagash Church had a full congregation from a toddler to never mind how elderly.

It was the 200th anniversary of the church in this community and it was a wonderful service.  Very hot and especially for a couple of ladies in the choir who dressed in period costume--believe you me a heavy silk blouse was very hot in the heat and humidity. 

The service was led by Rev. Connie with the guest speaker, Rev. Glenn MacLean.  Rev. Connie gave a brief but very interesting history lesson of the church and Marian Durling read a few messages from absent ministers and congregation members. 

Rev. Allan MacIntosh and Rev. Beth Johnson, former ministers brought verbal greetings.   Following the service, which featured Holy Communion, a reception was held in both the lower hall and the church sanctuary.

Sunday evening a family style supper was held at the Community Hall with approximately 70 guests in attendance. The tables were set up in groups of eight and salads, ham, and so on were placed on each table for people to help themselves--just like at home. 

Dessert was fresh strawberry shortcake. 

A couple of members of the committee picked the berries the first of the week in River John and they were crushed and prepared by another member of the committee.  Delicious supper and lots of laughter and conversation all around the room.  

Many thanks to Jocelyn Dobson and her committee for a job well done.  Some of us had dishpan hands when it was over.  Some people got very wet upon leaving the hall as just as the supper was finished, the thunder and lightening storm hit. A lot later than predicted but it was certainly a pleasure to see and hear but it sure didn't do much to clear the humidity.

Next Saturday is going to be a busy day for yard sale enthusiasts as there is one at the Malagash Community Hall, another at the Museum in Wallace, Basement sale at St. Andrew's Church in Fox Harbour and I am sure many, many more around the area.  Russ will be cooking hotdogs at the Malagash one so drop down and say Hi to him and enjoy his barbequing skills.

On our way home last evening we spotted a young spike horn deer in the ditch.  Thankfully he remained there. Our road is finally finished. What a dusty time we have all had, especially those who live right on the highway. One thing we noticed was that the water truck didn't make an appearance very often so dust was flying everywhere. Heading to a car wash somewhere today!  However, it is chip sealed now and looks great. Felt sorry for the flag persons standing day by day in the heat! Oh well, someone has to do it! Have a good week everyone and stay safe. 

Marian Durling writes for the Malagash are for the Amherst News.

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