Volunteer recognized for service to Londonderry Station Community Church

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Londonderry Lines, Amanda Langille

A special church service took place on Sept. 15 to honour longtime Londonderry Station resident Ruth Casey.

Casey, who now resides in Truro, was given a special memento for her time, dedication and long-standing service to the Londonderry Station Community Church.

Friends and family came out to share in the celebration. Casey is a little woman with a giant heart, and one of the kindest souls to come out of Londonderry. Gracious and caring, she raised nine children with late husband, Raymond, and was always dedicated to her church. She is described as a great friend and great neighbour, and one who has shared in lots of laughs and many good times over the years.

Casey was a member of The Club – a group of five women who decided upon themselves that the community church needed a basement in 1995. They gave themselves a year to raise $10,000, and they did it. Rock-a-thons, bake sales, potluck auctions, bean and brown bread suppers, was how they slowly and steadily reached their goal, and Casey was a central part in all of the fundraising efforts.  

It was a lovely day with great company and a nice reception including a light lunch following.

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The jam making workshop as part of the Londonderry Heritage Series that took place on Sept. 17 was so much fun.

Fourteen people in attendance learned Millie Langille’s delicious rhubarb-pineapple jam recipe, got to sample it with Barb Works’ signature homemade biscuits, and even take a full jar home with them. It was a blast. The next Heritage Series will be a Thanksgiving flower arrangement workshop facilitated by Cascading Creations’ own Florence Dobson, on Oct. 8. This workshop will fill up quickly, so call 668-2300 to register early.  

As always, workshops as part of the Londonderry Heritage Series are free to attend, and the Thirsty Church Project is grateful for necessary funding that has been provided by the Along the Shore Community Health Board.

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There will be a Thanksgiving Hymn Sing in place of Church Service on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Come out to hear some music and your favourite hymns. Stay tuned for special guest.

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Oct. 8 is election day. The polls will be open for Londonderry residents at the Londonderry Hall, tentatively from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

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Happy birthday to Robbin and Connor Spencer.

Amanda Langille is a married mother of two young boys. She lives in Londonderry Station. If you have community news to report, contact her at amandamaelangille@hotmail.com.

Organizations: Londonderry Station Community Church, Londonderry Heritage Series, Thirsty Church Londonderry Station

Geographic location: Londonderry, Truro

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