Congratulations to Alanna Tapper on receiving her mastesr of horticulture from Royal Horticulture Society, Wisley, United Kingdom. Congratulations to Peter O'Connell on receiving his million miles plaque for 10 years safe driving with Home Hardware and to Andy Graham who recently graduated from Holland College, P.E.I., with highest academic award in the sheriff and public safety officer program.
The Upper Stewiacke volunteer fire brigade held its annual awards banquet on March 5. Award recipients were:
- Fireman of the year - Ian Tapper
- Officer of the year - Alan Hamilton
- Junior fireman - Colton Cleveland
- Rookie - Mary Ann White
- 10-year house awards: Carrie Creelman, Roddy Creelman and Ashley Keddy
- 15-year awards: Jeremiah Keddy and Jane Benvie
- Federal awards: Lee Fisher - 40 years; Robert Cox - 30 years; Robin Cleveland- 30 years.
- Provincial award: David Volans - 25 years.
- Ladies auxiliary: Paula Johnson - 20 years; Sheila Volans and Faye Leights - five years
Upcoming events include a public speaking club rally on Saturday, March 19 starting at 10 a.m. in the Upper Stewiacke Church hall. Lunch will be provided and all are welcome.
On April 2, the Upper Stewiacke - Springside Pastoral Charge will host a yard and bake sale at Upper Stewiacke Church hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table at $10, contact Colleene at 902-671-2080 or Berniece at 902-671-2483.
On the same date, a maple syrup festival will take place at the Upper Stewiacke fire hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pancakes, beans, sausage, brown bread and desserts are on the menu and there will be a pantry table and entertainment.
On April 16, an auction and potluck supper will be held at the Upper Stewiacke Church hall. Supper is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. Viewing may be done during supper hour.
A beans and brown bread takeout was held last week and sponsored by the pastoral charge. Thanks to all who supported this project.
The Stewiacke Valley 4-H club held a Valentine tea at the church hall on Feb. 13. A good crowd attended and donations were accepted for Project Hope, in which $186.55 was raised.
Recent visitors with Betty Creelman and Stewart Cooper were Nicole Cooper, Josh Moffatt and son, Jaxon.
Belated birthday wishes to Sadie Mesheau of Middle Stewiacke and Lydia Redden of Upper Stewiacke. Get well wishes go to Betty Rogers, Scott Graham and Gordon Cox.
Marg 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.