Annapolis Valley Register
Keddy, Theodore Phillip “Ted”
The Rebekahs and Odd fellows marched in to the Berwick United Church Camp Meeting Grounds on July 31 to take part in the opening service. Following the service, they gathered at St. Eudora Rebekah Lodge to enjoy a salad plate with strawberry shortcake for dessert. There were members from different parts of Nova Scotia including Cape Sable Island, Pictou and the Halifax area.
As per the website for the camp, a bit of its history: This wonderfully unique encampment dates back to 1872, and was shaped by Methodist church, under the leadership of E.C. Foster. After Union in 1925, the United Church of Canada took over and continues to operate the camp.
In my mind, it is like a com- munity all on its own. The children play happily with each other and roam throughout the trees, without a care. All the people are so happy and friendly, just makes you feel like you stepped back in time. They have a noon service each Sunday and evening services throughout the week. You don’t have to stay there to enjoy the services or a nice stroll throughout the grounds. I was lucky enough to enjoy a nice cooked supper with my friend Cheryl Hartlin and other guests at her cottage this past week. This year, they are celebrating the 144th year. Camp takes place each year starting with the last full weekend in July and ending on the following Sunday.
The East Dalhousie Fair takes place this year on Aug. 27. Come out and enjoy the roast beef dinner and/or baked beans and salad supper. There is musical entertainment all afternoon and into the evening, a parade, horse and ox pulls, games for the children and displays. Ellen