Malagash Museum fundraising dinner a huge success
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.”