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New Germany celebrates another Canada Day

 The Canada Day festivities in New Germany got off to an early start with the members of the St. John's Anglican Church hall hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. There appeared to be a record attendance for breakfast this year, feeding more than 300 festival goers.

 The New Germany and Area Lions Club sponsored the children's parade, which was held at the park next to the bridge. The theme was rock 'n' roll and there were some outstanding entries, which reminded the baby boomers in attendance of a generation past.

 Best theme was won by Mattaya and Liam Wile; the most humorous entry was Austin and Madison Oickle; most original was Madison Hayward (Cinderella); best overall was Emma Robar as a punk rocker; and the judge's choice was won by Mason and Addison Robar, baby toddler rock.

 There were a few new events held this year. The Lunenburg Municipal Recreation summer staff held a basketball skills competition as well as a New Germany Canada Day Idol contest. The winners of the basketball skills competition include 19-plus division, Matt Drennan; 15 to 18 division, Justin Trethewey and Jessica Power; 12 to 14 division, Brandon Wagner. The Idol winners were, elementary division, first, Jordin Wentzel; second, Joslin Jefferson; junior high division, first, Shauna Slauenwhite; second, Jenna Avriel.

 The annual Canada Day ox pull attracted 40 teams. Many teamsters make Canada Day in New Germany an annual event for the entire household. It is an extra event for the teamsters to attend - a welcome one with so many rainy weekends this summer.

 The grand street parade attracted more floats this year than in many. The weather was sunny and warm, and the streets were lined with spectators all around the parade route.

 Shortly after the parade passed by, people lined up to attend the bean and salad supper at the fire hall.

 New Germany fire department encompasses many communities and extends to the county line in Queens and Annapolis counties. The community members donate food, cash and other items to make this supper the success that it is.

 The Central Nova ATV Club held an ATV pull for the first time on Canada Day. This event proved to be very popular with 30 machines.

 Canteens offering all sorts of eats, a mock jail, a reptile show and games of chance kept everyone busy while listening to entertainment supplied by Country Jam, Chet Brown, Jesse Beck, the Lunenburg County Fiddlers and the New Germany Canada Day Idol finalists.

 The evening came to a close with a magnificent display of fireworks funded by the Canada Day committee at 10:30 p.m.

Rosedale New Horizons Club members enjoy bus trip

 At the June 6 meeting of the Rosedale New Horizons Club, a vote of thanks was given to George Smith for keeping our lawn mowed.

 On July 2 our club and a few non-members enjoyed a day bus tour with Evangeline Charter Tours. Our courteous bus driver was Howard Zwicker.

 We attended the Royal International Nova Scotia Tattoo at Halifax. We enjoyed the music with the different marching bands and the talented skits put on by the different groups.

 Around 5 p.m. we all got back on the bus and drove to Chain Lake Drive, where we enjoyed an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Dragon Buffet King Inc.

 In July our members washed wool on two different occasions at the home of our president, Franklyn and Carolyn Dauphinee, and then dried it to be taken to Prince Edward Island at a later date.

 On July 11 we were invited to the Golden Age Club at New Ross for their annual picnic. About 25 members of our club attended. The first hour we all enjoyed playing card bingo. The rest of the afternoon we enjoyed the singing of Darlene Jamison with Ernie Rafuse on the guitar. A delicious potluck supper was served.

 Some of our members attended the birthday party for Jennie Hupman, who was celebrating her 95th birthday.

 A thank-you card was sent to Marsha DeVries of Woodstock for a gift donation of $50 to our club.

 On August 2 our club held its annual picnic at our hall. Invited guests were the Golden Age Club of New Ross, the Over 40 Club of Chester Basin, and the Springfield Club. We were entertained by the bands of Brent and Madelyn Bouchman of West Paradise, and the toe-tapping music of the band Just for Fun. We closed with a potluck supper.

 We were saddened by the death of two of our members, Marion Wile of Bridgewater, and Phil Hanrahan of Lunenburg.

 On August 11 about 20 of our members attended the annual picnic of the Over 40 Club at Chester Basin. We enjoyed the music and singing of Roy Cooke, Karl Levy, Ernie Rafuse and Irma Bremner with the spoons and mouth organ. The potluck supper was delicious.

Your Friends and Neighbours

Parkdale-Maplewood
Donna M. Smith

 At the Elmwood Summerfest reported in my last column, entertainers "Little Buddy" and Joey Carver were left out of the list of entertainers. Sorry about that, guys!

 On July 27, Ronald and Edna Grimm celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married in 1940 in the Barss Corner Parsonage and are still happily keeping house in Parkdale.

 A memorial service for Darlene Eisnor, age 46, who died in a car accident in Calgary, was held in the Parkdale-Maplewood community hall.

 She was a niece to the late Betty (Jack) Wentzell and lived with the Wentzells here for several years.

 Heinz-bert and Hannah Zander, and their daughters, Ruth and Susanah, spent a few days visiting with Hannah's sister, Gabriella Laarman, and husband Ulrich recently.

 They left for their home in Dortmund, Germany, on August 1, after a tour of Eastern Canada.

 David and Cheryl Kaiser, Rebekah and Jillyan, attended the wedding of David's cousin, Nina Kaiser, to Brad Berkman in Halifax on August 5. They also attended the reception held at the Bedford Lions Club.

 Sympathy to the family of Jessie Ramey, Union Square, who died August 5 at SSRH.

 Former school bus driver Durward Haines, Haines Road, Farmington, died August 7 at SSRH. Sympathy to his family.

 Sympathy also to the family of Willard "Billie" Mosher, Bridgewater, who died at SSRH August 8. He was the youngest of the Mosher family and grew up on the old farm, now abandoned, on the Four Mile Woods Road on the outskirts of Parkdale.

 The full moon on August 9 was a cool night, and there have been more "feels like fall" days and nights since.

 The blueberry crop - both high and low bush - is being harvested and reports are for a bumper crop of both this year.

 The Livewires 4-H Achievement Day was held on August 12 at the community fairgrounds. The community hall sponsored a penny auction and turkey supper. The museum had entertainment by Harold and Mary Ann Langille; Stephen Veinotte; Leland, Jeff, Sarah and Sam Wentzell; and Brandon and Allan Foster.

 The museum also had a barbecue at noon and a yard sale. There was also a sale of jewellery by Irene Toogood in the museum.

 We acknowledge all the volunteers who made this day possible.

 Daniel Looke, who plays soccer with the Bridgewater Atlantics U-16 team, captured two gold metals at recent tournaments. On August 4 to 7, they challanged teams at the Dartmouth United Tournament, while August 11 to 12 saw them playing in the New Minas Invitational Tournament.

Lunenburg
Deanna Dauphinee

 Dena Emeneau and Debbie Dauphinee recently visited Doug and Elizabeth Buffet of Albert Bridge, Cape Breton. While there, they toured the Cabot Trail, among other areas - a great vacation.

 David and Deanna Dauphinee, accompanied by their grandchildren Max and Amy Hartling, Bridgewater, spent several days in Amherst. They visited Mrs. Verna Feindel and family, Dorchester, New Brunswick; the Parrsboro Geological Museum; Mastadon Ridge, Stewiacke; and other points of interest. It was a wonderful trip!

 A going away party was held at the cottage of Peter and Linda Fougere, Corkums Island and Halifax, August 6. The guest of honour, their daughter, Jennifer, will be attending university in Presque lsle, Maine, in the fall. A fun time was had by all culminating in evening fireworks. Good luck, Jenn.

Voglers Cove
Doris Conrad

 Ivan and Ethel Parnell, Earl Crowley and Cheryl Masters, Mill Village and Port Medway, spent a Saturday evening at the home of Arnold Crouse and Ethel's sister, Millie Dolliver.

 Helen Vowker and her son, Tom, and daughters Pricella and Pattie, Massachusetts, who were enjoying a tour on a cruise ship that had stopped at Halifax, visited Mr. and Mrs. Garth Baker.

 Alan and Jill Baker and son Keenan, Kamloops, British Columbia, who are vacationing at a cottage at Crescent Beach, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Garth Baker, Saturday and Sunday. Other guests on Sunday were Kenneth and Julia Wamboldt, Lawrencetown and East Port Medway.

 Visitors to Patrick and Elke Love at the end of July were Jacquie Grekin and André Duschene, Montreal, and their dog, Basil.

Rhodes Corner
Mrs. Lucille Wentzell

 Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Richards, a third-year student, who made the Dean's List at UNB, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

 Mrs. Verna Richards, who was a patient in the Infirmary hospital, Halifax, returned home August 4. Her relatives and friends wish her a complete recovery.

 A card party and food sale, sponsored by St. Luke's Ladies Aid, was held in the hall August 4. Sixteen and one-half tables of auction 45s were in play.

 Prizes were presented to, ladies' high, Mrs. Janette Church; ladies' second, Mrs. Gloria Cox; gent's high, Mr. Wilson Fraser; gent's second, Mr. Alvin Wentzell; lucky tally, Mr. Dave Miller; travelling prize, Mrs. Jean Hatt; 50/50 draw, Mr. Terry Wilkie.

 At the close of the game, delicious refreshments were served.

East Dalhousie
Janice Wilson

 Recent visitors with Garnet and Viola Jodrey were Leigh and Beulah Dauphinee, West Northfield; Lloyd and Gertie Smith, Berwick; Bob and Barbie Baker Dykens; Lloyd Millet, Fraxville; and Maritta Veno, Factorydale.

 Arthur, Ryan and I spent a few days in Amherst with Denise Demone. Denise is preparing to move into her new house, which she purchased recently.

 Owners Doug and Ellen Borden and staff of Borden's in the Woods were very pleased with the turnout for their first anniversary, held on August 5. Many prizes were given away and the crowd enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers.

  August 16, 2006  
 
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