The Cornwallis Project 4- H Club was well represented on the stage this year at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Kings County Joint 4-H Achievement Days with both the junior host and hostess, James Rand and Ryleigh Lake, being from the club, as well as club parent and chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian 4-H Council, David Hovell, performing the ribbon cutting.
By the end of Achievement Days, held this year on Aug. 2-3 at the Kings Mutual Century Centre, 12 members of the club had advanced to the 4-H Provincial Show. The five senior club members are: Mary Cormier in photography and crafts with her Christmas quilt; Evan Newcombe in welding with his coffee table; Connor White with his Simmental heifer; Emma Rand with her all ram lamb; and Jason Kings County Junior Hostess Ryleigh Lake and Kings County Junior Host James Rand hold the ribbon as David Hovell, chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian 4-H Council, prepares to cut it to open the 2018 Kings County Joint 4-H Achievement Days on Aug. 2. Also holding the ribbon were Bob Best, manager of the Kings Mutual Centre, Amy VanderHeide, representing the Kings County Federation of Agriculture and Carol Tobin, Valley Region Director with 4-H Nova Scotia.
Rand in woodworking judging and with his veggie bin and medicine cabinet projects.
Seven juniors will also be heading to Bridgewater on Sept. 28- 30: Ian Baker in small engines judging; Austin Cox with his Holstein calf; Taylor Hovell with her Holstein calf, asthma poster and First Aid kit; Hannah King in foods with her blueberry lemon cake; Ryleigh Lake in rabbit judging and showmanship; Adam Rand in woodworking with his coffee table; and James Rand in beef judging, and with his junior calf and intermediate Hereford heifer.
Improvements for livestock
members continued again this year with a new concrete manure collection area, and extra level of boards on the arena to prevent goats and sheep from escaping from the ring. A welcome addition for youngsters attending the event was a new play area ( it even had corn instead of sand in the sandbox).
The Village Photo Gallery will have photos of club members, their projects and the club’s display featuring this year’s theme: “Let 4-H Reign Supreme in 2018”. Robarts, Reginald Curtis — Reg, or as he was affectionately known as Sue or Uncle Sue, passed away peacefully at the age of 90, with family by his side on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 in the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. Born Feb. 3, 1928 in Windsor, he was a son of the late Curtis F. and Edith Mae (Carmichael) Robarts. Reg served during the Second World War as a Trooper from 1944-1945 with the 36th Reconnaissance Regiment, then in the Militia with the 47th Anti-Tank Regiment and 14th Field Regiment as Second Warrant Officer. Reg went on to have a successful career with Nova Scotia Light & Power from 1948-1992, starting as a lineman and retiring as District Supervisor. He was a past member of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. Past President of Hants County Branch No. 009, Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor, and
Past President of National Campers & Hikers Association. Reg is survived by his son, David (Mary), Hantsport; daughter, Roxanne, Martins Point; grandchildren, Melanie (Brent), and their son, Lucas, all of Ottawa; Devin and Christina, both of Hantsport; brothers, Karl, Dale and Colin; sister, Myrtle; sisters- in- law, Irene Durocher, Florine MacNeil and Doris Coulombe; also several nieces, nephews and cousins and special companion, Marguerite Foster, Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Besides his parents, Reg was predeceased by his wife, the former Mona M. Coulombe (2008); brothers, William, Stuart and Donald; and sister, Margaret. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Unit 200 for all their loving care. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family received visitors from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 22 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rob Heffernan officiated. Interment followed in
St. John’s Parish Cemetery, on Wiley Avenue in Windsor. Donations in memory of Reg may be made to the Hants County SPCA, PO Box 2274, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or Canadian Cancer Society, NS Division, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca.