Malagash Mu­seum fundrais­ing din­ner a huge suc­cess

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Mar­ian Durl­ing Mar­ian Durl­ing is the Malagash and area colum­nist for the Cit­i­zen-Record.

Greet­ings from beau­ti­ful Malagash!

The weather has just been won­der­ful. We re­ally could use a good rain, though – prefer­ably overnight – to wa­ter the gar­dens and to keep down any dan­ger of fires.

It has been a busy time around our area lately, the vil­lage of Tata­m­agouche has been burst­ing at its seams.

The mar­ket area has been over­flow­ing with peo­ple and prod­ucts and the green train has been trav­el­ling its route with young­sters and the older folk, as well. It’s al­ways a fun trip – store­keep­ers and pedes­tri­ans al­ways seem to have a wave for the peo­ple on board.

Our com­mu­nity hall and mu­seum have been busy also.

Last Satur­day the mu­seum held its an­nual din­ner at the hall from 4 to 6 p.m. and it was a rous­ing suc­cess. At 3:45 the lineup was quite long and peo­ple were pa­tiently sit­ting at the ta­bles wait­ing for the food to be un­veiled.

The lineup seemed to con­tinue un­til after 5:30 when most of the work­ers could take a break. What a great com­mu­nity ef­fort! More than $1,700 was raised for the mu­seum.

Malagash is noted for hav­ing the first Salt Mine in Bri­tish North Amer­ica and it ceased work­ing in the mid-50s when a richer vein was found in Pug­wash.

Our com­mu­nity hall was for­merly the Salt Mine Union Hall, which was given to the com­mu­nity for the large sum of $1. As I men­tioned a few weeks ago, the church and a hall are so im­por­tant to a com­mu­nity.

In fact, this com­ing Fri­day, a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life for the late Cameron Pickard will be held in our church at 2 p.m. and then a re­cep­tion at the com­mu­nity hall. Cam was a de­light­ful gen­tle­man, war vet­eran, who passed away sev­eral months ago.

RCL Branch No 97 mem­bers will be at­tend­ing in full le­gion dress to hon­our this life mem­ber of our le­gion.

Now once again the mu­seum will be spon­sor­ing the an­nual Sand Castle Con­test on Sun­day, Aug. 20, at Blue Sea Beach. Not too sure of the time but if any­one is in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing or just com­ing to view the en­tries, give the young peo­ple work­ing at the mu­seum a call at 902-257-2407.

Russ and I took part in one of the ear­lier ones and ac­tu­ally won a prize for our gi­ant crab. There are sev­eral cat­e­gories – young­sters, fam­ily, com­mer­cial, etc. Now I think they should have a se­niors one – but some of us might find it hard to bend over that long – sev­eral mem­bers of the mu­seum com­mit­tee man the bar­be­cues so you can make a day of it!

There is also a paint night planned for Aug. 16. Call the mu­seum to reg­is­ter.

The an­nual Three Har­bours Camp will be held this com­ing week­end with the event start­ing at 2:30 p.m. on Fri­day and com­ing to an end with a wor­ship ser­vice led by the campers on Sun­day morn­ing in St. John’s Church, Wal­lace, at 10 a.m.

This year the theme is In­ter­faith De­tec­tive Agency.

The late Mar­jorie Per­rott of Malagash was a long­time leader of the 3H Camp and there will be a Mar­jorie Mo­ment when her pass­ing will be rec­og­nized and thanks will be given for her par­tic­i­pa­tion. This will take place dur­ing the wor­ship ser­vice. Mar­jorie was one ter­rific lady and we miss her pres­ence in our lives.

We were so pleased to have Rev. Con­nie McNa­mara back in the pul­pit on Sun­day morn­ing. Rev. Con­nie has re­cently un­der­gone surgery and is well on the way to re­cov­ery. Now the hard­est thing for Con­nie to do is sit still. A brief con­gre­ga­tional meet­ing was held fol­low­ing Sun­day’s ser­vice when we ac­cepted Bev Ri­p­ley-Hall’s res­ig­na­tion as an el­der in our church. This was re­ceived with re­gret and thanks­giv­ing. Bev has al­ways been a very ac­tive el­der and hard worker in our church. She and Don are still con­tin­u­ing on as our gift card co-or­di­na­tors.

This project has been a won­der­ful suc­cess for our church, mainly due to the fan­tas­tic work of th­ese two peo­ple. If any­one is in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing a gift card for Sobeys or At­lantic Su­per­store, just con­tact us. It’s a win-win sit­u­a­tion – quot­ing Bev.

Have a won­der­ful week ev­ery­one, be safe, en­joy our beau­ti­ful beach and weather.

Watch out for the deer as a mem­ber of our com­mu­nity found out last week – they are still run­ning the roads.

“The weather has just been won­der­ful. We re­ally could use a good rain, though – prefer­ably overnight – to wa­ter the gar­dens and to keep down any dan­ger of fires.”

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