Giving thanks at The Shed
Thanksgiving weekend in Bay Roberts was celebrated in a new way this year. Post-Tropical Storm Leslie tore the roof off the Red Fishermen’s Shed on the Shoreline Heritage Trail, which had been used for “Toutons and Tunes” and other events over the summer.
Town employees completely repaired the shed so that it was ready for two events during the long weekend Oct. 6-8.
On the afternoon of Oct. 7, the regular fall Toutons and Tunes took place. Participants were guided by Melissa Dawe on a hike from Crane’s Hill, arriving at the Red Shed where Erica Badcock demonstrated how to make and cook toutons. Everyone then enjoyed the cooked toutons while listing to music provided by Melissa Dawe, Victoria Smith, and guest Paul Drover.
On Oct. 8, Thanksgiving Sunrise began at 7 a.m. with a walk from Crane’s Hill guided by Sandra Roach of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation. After the walk, everyone gathered at the Red Shed for a short service of Thanksgiving. After the service, everyone was treated to a breakfast donated by local businesses.
Submitted by Margaret Ayad
Pictured here are Pat George (left) and Rick Olsen.