Saturday, 30 January 2010

Salem Sampler February, 2010


A gala celebration of Mary Bellamy’s 85th. birthday was held in the Salem church hall after services on Sunday, January 10th.with a delightful luncheon, complete with birthday cake and balloons, hosted and presented by her family - to which the Salem folk were invited. It was a surprise! And it really was.

We extend the very best wishes of good wishes to Mary; who has been such an integral and valued part of the Community for many years.

Best wishes are extended, too, to Elsie Cullum on her early January birthday from the Salem folk

Kendra Peters’ birthday of January 6th should have been fitted in the previous column with the Epiphany and the visit of the Magi .. Well, she is a gift.

All best wishes, Kendra.

And our best wishes, too, to Jim Peters for his February 6th birthday.

The Rev.Anja Guignon presided at the installation of the Salem U.C.W. executive for the coming year. The new executive: Past President, Marjorie Bailey; incoming president, Lenna Broach; Vice President, Gwen Bellamy; Secretary, Laura Haferkorn: Treasurer, Muriel Todd; Devotions and Social Committee, Doris Simpson; Social Convener and Sunshine, Ruth McKenzie; Reviewer, Cathy Galt.

Where would we be without our U.C.W?

Congratulations to Laura Haferkorn who won first prize for her essay submitted to the contest sponsored by the Federal Women’s Institute of Canada.

So sorry to hear that Gwen Bellamy suffered a fractured rib after an unfortunate fall at home . We’re thinking of you, Gwen; we knew it had to be something serious for you to miss miss church on the 17th.

On Monday, February 8th. Catherine Wilson will introduce her new book, ‘Tenants in Time”, a study of Cramahe Township's earliest settlers, at 7:00 pm in the Castleton Town Hall. There is a $5:00 charge which will be donated to the Northumberland United Way. There will be refreshments to follow the event hosted by Heritage Cramahe.

Sounds fascinating! Where are your roots?.

The Colborne half of the Colborne Probus Pool Team, featuring Alan Cullum and Doug Galt, triumphed mightily, so I heard, over the second half of the team of Bill Doherty of Shiloh and Clare Mussellman, of Lakeport, at the Games of January 12th.; but who’s gloating…

Bill and Mary Jane hosted a luncheon at their farm in Shiloh for the squad and their wives that same afternoon. We didn’t get to meet Norma personally; she was in the barn and the snow was too deep for our short boots.

“GODLY PLAY” re-commences at the Colborne United Church on Tuesday evening, February 2, from 6;30 PM. till 7:30 pm. and will continue until Easter.

All children are welcome.

The yearly reports are all in, or nearly so, and it's once again time for the annual Congregational Meetings for all three churches in the charge. The dates are as follows:

Colborne: Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:00pm Snow date: Thursday, Feb.11, 7:00pm

Eden: Sunday, Feb.14 at 7:00pm Snow date: Thursday, Feb.18, 7:00pm

Salem: Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00pm Snow date: Thursday, Feb.25,7:00pm

Joint congregational meeting at Salem on Sunday, Feb.28 at 1:00pm.

Snow date: Thursday March 4 at 7:00pm.

It may be only January but the Bazaar Committee at Salem is already at work planning this year’s event. Yes, it’s a year in the planning. The Committee is requesting that, should you have any unused articles you may have received as gifts which are either unsuited to your tastes or requirements, that you might consider passing them along to the Committee. Things like soaps and lotions or books or things of that nature would go to good homes and would serve a good cause.

And, just so you know, I retired from the Column after 17 years of weekly reports. I did so with regret, but felt it was time for something different.

Now we are without a newspaper of our own, so, thanks to the generosity and skill of Bob Owen we will attempt to re-establish communications within the Community.. We’ll see how it works.


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