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Another Halloween has come and gone

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

Malagash News with Marian Durlgin

Well as I write this it is the night of witches, warlocks, puppy dogs, pirates and any other costume you can think of or make up. It was the end of October and another Halloween has come and gone.

The weather wasn't the best with some heavy rain and equally heavy winds.

I was delighted to hear that the elementary school in Wallace once again held their annual costume parade. What a wonderful tradition and it would be terrible to have it end as it has in some schools.

Once again this year we attended a great Halloween Party a week ago. The theme was Witches and Warlocks and just about everyone was dressed in the theme.

At about the time the party started one of our church trustees who was co-hosting the party received a call from a member of the church telling him that there was no power in the church. A real problem with a service due to start at 9 a.m.

He made a quick visit to the church and after assessing the situation made a call to NS Power with the hopes that they would be able to come and fix the problem. A couple of hours later their truck was spotted at the church and said trustee decided to walk over to check on the situation. Now picture this– he was dressed in full costume, wearing formal tails, a large top hat with a large crow firmly attached to his shoulder.

Now the two repairmen were working at the back of the church in the midst of the cemetery. He approached very quietly and from behind them asked in a low voice ‘How are you making out?’ or words to that effect.

Talk about scaring the life out of the two men. Can you just imagine the story they told when they returned to their homes? Only in Malagash would you have a visit from a warlock in a cemetery! We had a great laugh at the party. Our congrats to the hosts for a great party. Fun to see a whole bunch of older people dressing up and having fun.

Speaking of a party. Another card party was held at the community hall with seven and three-quarters tables in play.

Shelly Brown went home with the Ladies High while Winston Patriquin won the Men's High. John Panhurst was the winner of the Lucky. Kevin Brown was the winner of the 50/50 and Beatrice Mills won the Travelling prize.

Our area has again been struck with a death. A very respected and well-known resident of Pugwash, Anne Gillis passed away recently.

Anne was the wife of Councillor Al Gillis and lived in Pugwash for many years. She worked with the RCMP Bible Hill for over 20 years as a public servant. Her Celebration of Life was held in Wesley St. Matthews Church and the church was packed in a tribute to her life.

She was truly a great lady. She will be sorely missed by many and our sympathy goes out to her husband, Al and family members and all her many friends.

I am leaving here for a mother and daughters weekend in Toronto and will be going to see "Come from Away" on Saturday evening.

I’m so looking forward to a couple of days away with my girls. I will tell you about the play when next I write. Have a great week everyone and stay safe.

"Be happy with what you have and are; be generous with both, and you won't lack for happiness" - quote from Gladstone.

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

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