Upper Stewiacke Notebook, Marg Johnson
The Upper Stewiacke Fire Brigade’s picnic and parade overall winner was Upper Stewiacke Co-op with this Flintstone-inspired float. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Despite the weatherman’s promise of rain for Aug. 10, the Upper Stewiacke Fire Brigade held its annual picnic. It started with a parade at 10:30 a.m. and proceeded to the fire hall grounds for games, food, bucket brigade and a dunk tank, then winding up with a dance in the evening.
An afternoon social was held at the Stewiacke Valley museum on Tuesday, Aug.13 with about 35 people attending. Guests enjoyed visiting while enjoying tea and lunch
The next one is planned for October. Watch my column for more details.
The society is selling 2014 calendars for $15 each with 12 different Stewiacke Valley pictures. For information, call 671- 2061.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. we will be having a few on-hand demonstrations at the museum, such as rug hooking, quilting, tatting and leather work. If you have been planning to visit the museum and haven’t yet, why not plan to make a visit during this event? The museum closes to visitors for the season on Sept. 15. Open hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5445 Highway 289.
Reserve Saturday, Sept. 28 for a quilt display and tea from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 and includes a chance to win door prizes. This will take place at the museum 5445 Highway 289, Upper Stewiacke. For more information, call 671-2061.
Congratulations are extended to Kylee Graham, daughter of Jerry and Jody Graham of Eastville, who placed third in the 16 to 19 age group of the Ada Mingo Memorial Teen Writing Awards for 2013.
Twenty-one teenagers from 16 communities from the Colchester-East Hants region participated. Ada Pearson Mingo was a former Upper Stewiacke resident.
Congratulations also to Chelsey Graham, daughter of Dana Graham of Pembroke and Deanna Graham of Upper Stewiacke, who graduated from Maritime Business College
on Aug. 15 with a degree in veterinary assistant. She and her partner Tim Hill will be moving to British Columbia for future employment.
Sterling and Vera Tattrie recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Middle Stewiacke Recreation centre.
Our local Upper Stewiacke Co-op recently installed self-serve gas pumps as well as diesel fuel.
Get well wishes are extended to Brian MacKay, Randy Hamilton, Irene Deyarmond and Corinne Redden-Belanger.
A successful benefit was held recently for Brian MacKay, who has been in hospital for several weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Upper Stewiacke and Springside United churches are having their annual apple pie sale on Sept. 23 and 24 to be held at the church halls. Regular and diabetic pies will be available by pre-ordering only. To order, call Michael at 671-2029. All proceeds to support Upper Stewiacke-Springside churches.
Margaret Johnson is a longtime resident of Upper Stewiacke. If you would like your community event to appear in her column email firstname.lastname@example.org