Busy weekend in Wentworth
The Victoria Day holiday weekend had many interesting activities happening in Wentworth.
A community fun day at the Wentworth Learning Centre with free admission on Saturday was a happy and successful experience for all ages. Jessica Kinnear, junior business developer at the centre, sent me an excellent report, which I have edited and added information.
The main popular attraction for the young was a bouncy castle.
Other attractions outside on the grounds were: a barbecue provided by Wilson’s Home Heating, fire truck tour given by the members of the Wentworth Volunteer Fire Department, a mini antique car show, showing handmade balloon animals by Nate MacLeod, the Girl Guides selling their cookies and, of course, Sparky, the fire dog mascot of the fire department, all about making all the activities even more fun. One activity inside the centre was a wall exhibition of excellent photos showing the Trans Canada Highway being built in Wentworth during the 1950s.
Important to note was that municipal councillor Barbara Palmer was present promoting the municipality and Maggie Pitts from the municipality was also present promoting youth engagement in Cumberland County.
I will add that Coun. Palmer is also an excellent photographer, as she provided me with two wonderful photos of Sparky the Fire Dog.
Other activities included yard sales on both Saturday and Monday, including two organizations, the Wentworth Recreation Centre and the United Church Women located at the United Church, and many private sales, usually located at people’s homes. At the Wentworth Recreation Centre, I spoke first with Ann Feeley-Legere, who was selling items for her daughter, Cathy Doucette, who had many beautiful crocheted items on display, and beside Anne was another daughter, Lynette Watson, selling many items of wonderful jewelry and homemade crafts.
I also spoke with Barbara MacKay from Oxford, who had a table of excellent jewelry and with Carol Hyslop, who was selling books to raise funds for the community library housed at the learning centre. The United Church Women located in the basement hall of the United Church organized a yard sale with items donated by members in order to raise funds for charity. I visited a few private yard sales, which were all unique in their own way.
Sparky, the mascot of the Wentworth Volunteer Fire Department, gets a high five from Caleb Seymour with his mother Sonya Seymour kneeling beside him during community fun day in Wentworth.