Greetings once again from Malagash! Up until today the weather this past week has been lovely with mild temperatures, but it has now changed. Recently we have had the highest tides we have seen for a long time. I wonder why?
Last week, I wrote about a lot of upcoming Christmas events and all the churches in our area are busy planning special services. Advent has started and the Advent wreath is being lit in the churches every Sunday until Christmas Eve.
St. Andrew's United in Fox Harbour always holds a special service on Dec. 23 with the Sunday School students taking a great part in it.
understand there is a twist with the big guy in the red suit always making a special visit. Malagash United holds a Christmas Eve service.
This is always a very special and well attended service which starts at 7 p.m.
There will be very special music under the direction of Jannie Berkelaar, who invites local singers to join the small choir. The service ends with warm cider, crackers and cheese and best of all greetings to friends and neighbours.
There is always a special service of Lessons and Carols co-hosted by the United and Presbyterian churches in Wallace.
This is under the direction of Stuart Semple, organist at St. John`s in Wallace. It is held at 7 p.m. in Wallace each Christmas Eve. Over the years it has become quite an ecumenical event with people of all denominations attending and taking part.
Another successful card party was held recently in the community hall recently with Maxine Brown once again taking the Ladies high; Men's High went to David Latta; Winston Patriquin once again was the Lucky one; Travelling prize went to Curtis Langille and Dianne MacPhee claimed the 50/50 prize.
Just a reminder that Wallace Country Christmas will be happening on Thursday, Dec. 12 with lots of activities.
Events are taking place at various venues with events at the J. Millard Charman Community Hall, sales and tree lighting at St. John's United and a delicious fishcake, chili and bean supper at the Masonic Hall from 4 to 6 sponsored by Cedar Atlantic Chapter No 3. Cost is only $12 ($5 for children). The Santa Claus parade is at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks to end the evening. See you all there.
As we are travelling around have a good look at all the wonderful Christmas decorations that are being erected.
What a delightful time of the year! Be careful, though, as a large buck crossed in front of a gal in Malagash the other morning – you never know when the snow will hit as witnessed this past weekend.
Remember, sharing a smile is the best way – it makes everyone feel good!
Marian Durling writes for the Malagash area for the Amherst News.