DEBERT AND AREA NOTEBOOK, COLCHESTER WEEKLY NEWS
I feel fortunate to be living in such a close, caring community. The folks I have met surely exemplify the term 'community.' As I write my column each month I reflect on those who make a difference. In our area - there are many. A sincere thank you to everyone who makes this such a great place to call home.
I had the opportunity to attend the tea and bake sale held on Sept. 19 at the Debert Military Museum.
It was my first time attending a 'tea' and there was lots of familiar faces and some new faces as well. What a nice afternoon I had.
I also managed to purchase a delicious apple pie. How could it be any better than that? The work of dedicated volunteers is appreciated.
The major annual fundraiser for the museum is the annual roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings to be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Debert Fire Hall.
The cost is adults, $12 and $6 for children under age 10. Mark this on your calendar now. It will be delicious.
The Men of Honour recently held its third 'World's Largest Community Breakfast' on Sept. 29.
It was a great breakfast with our friends and neighbours. What a way to start a Saturday. Proceeds were donated to the Debert Baptist After-School Program. Thanks to everyone for their support.
The 'Tournament for Murph,' held on Sept. 15 at the Belmont ballfield, was a great success according to organizer Karri Kubas-Wilson.
Nick Murphy, who is now in rehab following a car accident, was able to attend for a few hours. He is doing well.
The Horseman's Club team took first place and Karri's Kickbutt Kousins took second.
Perfect weather and a great time was had by everyone.
Christine Morrisey won a diamond ring, Joanne Otterson won a Silvercity tattoo,, Bert Lewis won the $50 gift voucher for Sears Portraits and three t-shirts.
Sunday School has just begun for the year at the Belmont Baptist Church. School is held on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for children age five and up.
If you would like further information, contact Ali at 897-8121.
A benefit dance was held at the Debert legion on Saturday, Sept. 22 for Christian Crowell.
Jim Aylward and Sweet Revenge provided the music for everyone who came to show their support of a very courageous little boy.
Oktoberfest celebrations will be held at the legion on Saturday, Oct. 13, and will include music, food, games and prizes. Contact the legion at 662-2454 for further information.
The legion will be hosting 'Christmas in Debert,' a craft and bake sale, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you sell crafts, love to bake and sell your baked goods or are selling tickets as a fundraiser, then book your table now. Tables are $5 each. Call Erin at the legion 662-2454 after 4 p.m.
Did you know that the legion holds bingo every Monday night at 7 p.m. Get a few friends together and come on out for a great social evening and support the legion as well.
Darts have now started up on Friday nights at 7:30 pm. and cribbage on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Everyone invited.
The Debert Fellowship Centre has started having regular Sunday evening services at 6:30 pm.
Also, now that fall is here, the movie nights have resumed on the last Friday every month. Movies start at 7 p.m.
Great snacks are served and everyone is invited to come and enjoy.
The annual Masonic district church service for Colchester County will be held at the Debert Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:45 am.
The Debert and Area Kitchen Party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m.
There is always a great lunch and lots of friends. Come on out and have a great afternoon.
Get well soon to Phyllis McCully who is recovering from surgery. You are missed.
The Debert Baptist Church regular monthly coffeehouse will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Church hall. Great gospel music for all.
Angel Hearts Chapel has been busy lately. There has been a lot of renovations and new additions to the property and it looks beautiful.
They host a Gospel Café on the second Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Also, there is free meeting space for any community group interested. Call 662-2097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Zumba is alive and well in Debert. Instructor Stephanie Bilby has classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Debert Elementary School. The cost is $7 per person. Zumba is designed for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
For more information, visit www.zumba.com. Ditch the workout, join the party.
Lynn Strong is a longtime resident of Belmont. She is active in several community groups and has a passion for gardening and photography. E-mail news and community happenings from Debert and area to email@example.com