Lo­cal busi­ness­woman giv­ing back

Song, who moved to the area in 2017, help­ing with fundrais­ing ef­forts to re­store or­gan

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY - BY ADAM MACIN­NIS

Mun Gil Song moved to Pic­tou County in Septem­ber 2017. While she’s still get­ting used to the win­tery weather, she said the peo­ple of the area have been good to her and have sup­ported her busi­ness which she opened in July 2018 in Lyons Brook called The Pic­tou Lunch Box.

The restau­rant, which serves Korean and other Asian cui­sine, is lo­cated in front of the Birch­wood Camp­ground and Cot­tages owned by her brother-in-law, Jeff Chung.

“I usu­ally meet new peo­ple ev­ery day,” Song said. “They are very kind.”

Now Song wants to pay back some of that kind­ness by help­ing out with fundrais­ing ef­forts to re­store a 70-year-old pipe or­gan at St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church in New Glas­gow.

Mungil be­gan at­tend­ing St An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church in New Glas­gow last year, with her brother-in-law’s fam­ily, af­ter she ar­rived from Ko­rea. The min­is­ter of the church is from Ko­rea as well, so she said they en­joyed hav­ing some­one from their na­tive coun­try to talk with.

Betty Mur­phy, who is a mem­ber of the St. An­drew’s Or­gan Restora­tion Com­mit­tee, said they were very ap­pre­cia­tive and a bit over­whelmed when Song ap­proached them last fall about of­fer­ing a two­day fundraiser. The restora­tion in­volves re­mov­ing and clean­ing the more than 800 pipes which are part of the in­stru­ment, and will cost around $25,000, so ev­ery bit helps, but this fundraiser is sig­nif­i­cant.

“Mun Gil gra­ciously of­fered to do­nate more than the 50 per cent of ticket sales we fi­nally de­cided on,” Mur­phy said.

She be­lieves it is a great ex­am­ple of how the new and old mem­bers of a com­mu­nity can work to­gether for the ben­e­fit of both.

Tick­ets are be­ing sold to be used on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 16, and Thurs­day, Jan. 17. Tick­ets cost $15 with 50 per cent go­ing to­ward the St. An­drew’s Or­gan Restora­tion Pro­ject. The tick­ets are for an en­trée, cook­ies and a bev­er­age. Ticket hold­ers can choose any­time be­tween 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. or 4 to 6:30 p.m. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call Betty at 902-759-8564.

“I usu­ally meet new peo­ple ev­ery day. They are very kind.” Mun Gil Song

Mun GIl Song and Betty Mur­phy stand out­side the Pic­tou Lunch Box. Mur­phy said the St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church in New Glas­gow is thank­ful for Song’s help in rais­ing funds to re­store their or­gan.

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