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Westchester United Baptist Church celebrates 189 years

['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']
['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']

Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid

Good morning everyone and I hope you have been enjoying this lovely fall weather.

Bill Scott of Amherst as well as Wendell and I were invited down to the Reid cottage one day last week for a delicious supper that Wendy Reid had prepared.

The supper was delicious and it was nice to get down to the cottage for a visit. We used to spend the whole summer at the cottage when we first bought it, but we were much younger at that time. However, our family takes turns staying at the cottage.

On Sunday, Sept. 22, there was a good number in attendance for a celebration of 189 years of service for the Westchester United Baptist Church. Guest speaker for the occasion was Rev. Carmen Webb. Special music for the celebration was provided by Richard Webb. After the service everyone was invited to the Westchester Fire Hall for a time of fellowship and bountiful refreshments were provided.

Mary Esther Smith, accompanied by Margo Patriquin and her children Logan and Lexie, were to Moncton on Tuesday, where they visited with Jeannie McCallum.

Brent Reid of Hantsport was an overnight visitor on Friday, with his parents, Wendell and Margaret Reid and Wendy Reid.

The special speaker for the service at the Millvale United Baptist Church on Sunday 22nd was Captain Max Snow, of Springhill and he was accompanied by his wife. We were very pleased that Max brought his accordion along with him and he played several pieces on it, which was much enjoyed. Max also accompanied Wendy Reid on his accordion, while she played the piano, for several of the hymns.

On Thursday, Mervyn and Mary Ester Smith travelled to Truro to do some shopping. They enjoyed lunch at Petro Canada in Glenhome.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and Family and many friends, of the Late Darrell Thompson. The funeral was held from McDiarmid’s Funeral Home in Oxford on Monday, with a large number in attendance.

The United Baptist Churches of New Annan, Wentworth, Westchester and Millvale held their Annual Field Church picnic. The picnic was hosted by Faye Henderson, at her home at Malagash Point on Sunday, Sept. 29. A time of devotion, good food and good fellowship was enjoyed by all those in attendance. Our sincere appreciation was expressed to Faye for all her hard work.

Greg and Margo Parriquin, Logan and Lexie of Collingwood, and Jeanne Knol, Quinn and Makenna of Oxford were supper guests with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith and Blaine Smith on Sunday.

Mervyn Smith was talking on the phone one day recently and he noticed a black bear walk across the road. I also saw a bear, on the Williamsdale Road last week. It was running along in front of me and when I blew the horn, it run off into the ditch.

Well folks, that is all our news for now.

Quote: “Dating Service: A place where people like to play with matches.”

Margaret Reid writes for the Williamsdale area for the Amherst News.

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