Hello from beautiful downtown New Salem
The Firemen’s Bazaar is coming on Saturday, Aug. 10. The parade will start at 11 a.m. from the Advocate School to the Advocate Fire Hall and the walkers will walk from the school to the post office.
Registration for the parade will start at 10 at the school.
Once at the fire hall there will be a canteen, games of chance, vendors tables at $10 per table. Please contact Brady Aris for more information on the tables.
There will be 50/50 tickets and tickets on one cord wood, 20” cut, split and delivered Apple River to Parrsboro (donated by Rodney Morris), with music inside after the parade.
There will also be Open Mic at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
Also planned is an online auction and you will be able to pick up your items on the day of the bazaar.
If you wish to donate to the auction you can contact Brady Aris or one of the firemen or women. This is the firemen’s big fundraiser for the year so come on out for a great day and evening of fun!
It is that time of year.
The ducks are all rested up after a long winter and ready for the big Duck Race on Aug. 10. The race will be at 4 p.m. at the Advocate Harbour Wharf.
If you would like to purchase a duck they are $5 each and the prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. Fourth place receives a gift certiticate from the Wild Caraway, fifth is a gift certificate from the Hook & Anchor and sixth place is a gift certificate from Hanham’s Home Slice.
On Saturday, July 27 an Open Mic will be held at the Advocate Fire Hall at 7 p.m. There will be a canteen and 50/50 draw. Come on out for a great evening of great music and fun! Proceeds are for the Advocate & District Volunteer Fire Department.
Advocate Volunteer Fire Brigade Ladies Auxillary Bingo will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at the Advocate Fire Hall at 7 p.m. Come on out for an evening of fun and there is also a canteen and 50/50 draw.
On Saturday mornings the Downshore Market will be open for the season from 9 a.m. to noon at the Log Building on Mills Road. Enjoy a morning of social time with friends new and old and enjoy the vendors wares also.
On Tuesday evenings, the Advocate Harbour Community Chorus is being held at the Advocate United Church at 7 p.m. This is not a church choir but an open community chorus for everyone to enjoy and sing together. All are welcome!
The Spencer's Island Craft and Farmers Market is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays at 69 Beach Rd. in the Spencer's Island Community Hall off Highway 209, next to the Sun Moon and Stars!
They are pleased to announce a variety of new artisans who will be joining their quaint market this year. You will see lots of new smiling faces, artistic crafts such as; useful hand made wooden articles, handmade knitting, hooked rugs and toys; handmade jewelry; eco thermos bottles with beautifully applied designs; personalized wooden, glass, sewing and signs; handmade soaps, beeswax candles balms, creams, eco food wraps, and variety of honey and maple products; a variety of fresh locally grow seedlings, plants, vegetables (when is season), herbs, herbal tea blends and meals in a jar; and of course they have a variety of baking going on this year.
There is something for the whole family so take a drive and enjoy a Sunday afternoon, walk the beach and join them at The Spencer's Island Craft and Farmer's Market. Contact Margie at 902-348-2900 if you have questions.
Tai Chi is being held at Chignecto Manor on Thursday evenings at 7.
The Meals on Wheels program that operates from the Bayview Health Centre is seeing an increase in customers and they now need more volunteers to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
If you can help with deliveries or would like to receive this service yourself, please call the Health Centre at 902-392-5400: the kitchen at extension 6035 or the office extension 5402.
The Advocate United Church Service will be held at the Advocate United Church at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for the summer and fall.
Well that's it for this week, have a great week everyone and enjoy your family and friends.
Terry Gulliver writes for the New Salem and Advocate areas for the Amherst News.