End of summer doesn’t mean end of community activities

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Great Village Notebook, By Patti Sharpe

Meals to Wheels, Terry Fox Run return this September

Work is progressing on the concrete abutments for the new bridge in Great Village.

I'm always amazed by how quickly summer passes.

By the time you read this column the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition will be underway in Bible Hill — a sure sign summer is winding down — and students returning to school on Sept. 4 for the 2014-15 school year.

Work continues on the new bridge in Great Village. Most recently cement was poured for the abutments that will support the structure. The hillside that was excavated below Station Road has been seeded and new grass is starting to grow. The area above has seen the installation of a guardrail for safety reasons, but it has also made for a look-off area where one might park and enjoy a wonderful outlook over Great Village and the surrounding marshes.   

Meals to Wheels resumes for the fall at the Great Village Legion on Sept. 2 and 16. The menu for Sept. 2 will be cold cuts and potato salad.

The annual Terry Fox Run is being held in Great Village on Sept. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants are invited to run, walk, bike or even push a stroller on the eight kilometre route, which starts at the Great Village Elementary School, travels down Wharf Road, along the Great Village Marsh and returns to the school via Highway 2.

Anyone wishing to collect pledges may pick up a pledge sheet at the Great Village Post Office or download the sheet at http://www.terryfox.org/. There’s no entry fee to take part in the walk and no minimum donation required.

The Terry Fox Foundation donates 84 cents of each dollar raised to cancer research.Taking part in this event, as a participant or making a donation, is a great way to support the work of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Sept. 14 will also be a day to celebrate the 90th birthday of Great Village resident Arthur Chisholm. The Chisholm family is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Great Village and they urge one and all to drop in for cake and conversation. Best wishes only, please.

Patti Sharpe is a long-time resident of Great Village and actively involved in various organizations within her community. Send your news to her at sharpep@eastlink.ca.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Terry Fox Foundation, Great Village Elementary School Highway 2 Great Village Post Office Royal Canadian Legion

Geographic location: Great Village, Bible Hill, Wharf Road

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