Benefit planned for Sharon Deegan
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!