Ben­e­fit planned for Sharon Dee­gan

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - JamieHeap

Greet­ings again from River He­bert. Con­do­lences go out to the fam­i­lies and friends of two River He­bert na­tives who died this past week: Harry ‘ Skip’ Porter, 70, and Genevieve Fay Wood, 78.

In ad­di­tion to car­ing for many and lis­ten­ing to coun­try and western mu­sic, Skip was an ac­com­plished lo­cal artist whose art­work will soon ben­e­fit his favourite char­i­ties with the es­tab­lish­ment of “The Holy Whistlian” art col­lec­tion. As for the late Genevieve Wood, she “worked for many years for Bell Canada in Oshawa, Ont. She was car­ing, giv­ing and sup­port­ive to all her fam­ily... She will be greatly missed.”

Li­brar­ian Rose­mary Ulch writes via email that “the River He­bert li­brary is ex­cited about our up­com­ing monthly get-to­gether for Twisted Stitch­ers. We are look­ing for knit­ters, cro­cheters and oth­ers who would like to learn. Grab those nee­dles, hooks and yarn and come out to en­joy the com­pany of oth­ers while learn­ing new stitches. Free re­fresh­ments. Please call 251-2324 to reg­is­ter. Date to be an­nounced; watch for poster at the Co-op and the post of­fice.”

Also this month, the River He­bert branch li­brary will also be host­ing craft time and book club. On Thurs­day, Jan. 20 from 5:306:30 p.m., the li­brary will be host­ing craft time. Please reg­is­ter your child as soon as pos­si­ble by call­ing the River He­bert branch li­brary at 251-2324. On Thurs­day, Jan. 27, the River He­bert branch li­brary will be hold­ing its monthly book club meet­ing be­tween 6 and 7 p.m. The book of the month is Mem­oirs of a Geisha.

Peggy Her­ring Smith and Cor­rina Joyce-Green write via Face­book that “the date of the ben­e­fit dance ( for Sharon Dee­gan) is com­ing upon us fairly quickly. We need to start col­lect­ing items for our silent auc­tion. If you know any­one that is in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing an item, please have them call Peggy at 664-1894. If no one an­swers, leave a mes­sage or I can be con­tacted through Face­book. Thanks.” The ben­e­fit will take place at the Amherst Lions Den.

Re­gard­ing the ben­e­fit dance it­self, it will be tak­ing place from Fri­day, Feb. 4 to Satur­day, Feb. 5 be­tween the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Peggy Her­ring Smith, Amanda Dee­gan and Cor­rina Joyce-Green en­cour­age peo­ple to “come out and show your sup­port for Sharon and her fam­ily. We will be hold­ing a silent auc­tion and 50/50. En­ter­tain­ment by Steve But­ler.”

While Sharon Dee­gan “is slowly get­ting bet­ter, she still has a way to go and will have to learn to walk with crutches for a long time. So come out to this event and give your sup­port to Sharon; she is a fighter and well loved. She has done so much for ev­ery­one and now it is our turn to give back.”

Have a great week!

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