Reason to be thankful in Port Morien
The holiday season always seems to bring out a sense of gratitude among us. Acts of kindness and goodness are all around us.
Recently, the seniors in Port Morien and surrounding areas gathered at the Port Morien Fire Hall for the annual Seniors Christmas Dinner. Fire Chief James Bates kicked off the celebration with information on the state of the current facility. A new building is needed with the addition of a warming centre in anticipation of severe weather episodes in the future. The latest storm surge damaged the local coastlines and weather forecasters are predicting more severe weather patterns in the future.
Thank you, Chief Bates, for the timely update.
The ladies and gentlemen of the fire department host this annual celebration of good food and fellowship. To the younger members of our community, we are grateful for your kindness. Being a former teacher, I really loved seeing the youth volunteering at a community gathering. They are learning life lessons.
Living in a small seaside village is a unique experience where people know each other and you can count on your neighbours in time of need.
Every month, Branch 55 Legion hosts a popular Country Market to raise funds to keep the legion viable. Our legion is in the unique position of being a community centre for the village.
The Country Market relies on the kindness of many people to make it a successful destination every month. On a regular basis, a kind lady with a green thumb from Sydney calls to tell me that she has house plants ready for sale. She has never been to the market but knows that she wants to help. Thank you, Helen.
In true Cape Breton fashion, when I pick up the plants there is always an invitation for tea.
Seniors who are downsizing often call to see if we want their treasures. A few weeks ago, one of our seniors was leaving her family home and being a strong supporter of the Legion, she thought of us. Thank you, Vida.
Our volunteers are busy people but they always find time in their hectic schedules to help us out at the market. Thank you to all our volunteers.
The market would not be such a popular venue without our regular customers who have become our friends.
The Port Morien Country Market is a place where you can visit with old friends and become acquainted with new ones. Shopping for bargains at the hugely popular flea market, picking up homebaked goodies, supporting craft vendors and socializing at the Country Cafe is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Next Market is today (Dec. 8) from 2-4 p.m. Free admission.