TRURO – A few women took their rocking chairs to the Truro Mall to raise funds for the Thirsty Church project on Saturday.
© Lynn Curwin
A number of women were rocking out at the Truro Mall on Saturday in support of the Londonderry Station Community Church. Bertha Johnson, from left, Myrana Clusiaux, Amanda Langille and Robbin Spencer participated in the rock-a-thon and cake auction.
The rock-a-thon and cake auction raises money for the Londonderry Station Community Church.
“About five years ago we entered a contest to try and get money for a well, septic system and basement work for the church,” said Amanda Langille, one of the women rocking. “We called it the Thirsty Church project because we needed water. We didn’t win anything in the contest but because of the publicity we got help. Hub Well Drilling donated a well and others came forward. The church is now a places for services, as well as a community gathering place.”
There had been talk about selling the building before the community came together to keep it. It is now non-denominational and owned by the community. Programs such as music classes, parent and tot playgroups, and heritage workshops are held in it, along with 2 p.m. worship services on the first and third Sunday of each month. It is also available for rent.
This is the fifth year the women have held a Mother’s Day weekend rock-a-thon to raise money for the church, which is no longer thirsty but keeps its title.