We had a wonderful turnout for the Hall's Harbour FundyView community hall Supper yesterday - as always, the food was too good to be true - meaty, cheesy zesty lasagna and a fresh spring green salad with subtle vinaigrette dressing accompanied by homemade bread, followed by a delicious and light dessert of cake with lemon sauce.
Fundy View wishes to thank everyone who helped to make the event such a success. Final figures are not quite tabulated yet, but it appears around $800 was realized to support the hall.
Everyone went home happy after seeing old friends and making some new ones, while enjoying the pleasant ambience the hall offers. The 50/50 draw was well subscribed and was won by Gary Cleveland of Kentville - Gary owns and operates Clevelands Decorating Centre on River Street. The raffle basket filled with lovely goodies was won by Ted Van Tight - Ted and his wife Fabienne are newcomers to Hall's Harbour and Fabienne will be operating The Copper Fox Gallery ( http://copperfoxgallery.com/on Hwy 359, within walking distance of the hall. Welcome to the community, Fabienne and Ted!
The rain - constant rain you could call it - has left a lot of standing water around, and Gerry Dickie has been busy raking and filling depressions and moving gravel with the help of Greg Sanford and his tractor - Greg's help was very much appreciated - thanks so much Greg. It's people like him who in volunteering for jobs like that help us so much! Small communities are run on good will and volunteerism.
In addition to that chore, Gerry added temporary grab bars to the inside and outside doorframe of the new entry to help people who have mobility issues, as there is a temporary wheelchair ramp which can be a bit difficult to negotiate. It will be there until such time as we can access the funding to lower the doorsill to allow for a completely barrier free entrance - that is in the works, and the first step was to replace the old door with a wider one that will make access easier for those in wheelchairs.
The next Board of Directors meeting for Fundy View Community Society will be held on Thursday March 19, 2011 at the Hall - at 7:30.
We have had a very busy month of May - with a variety concert on April 30, a benefit for friend and neighbour Bob Vaughanon May 7, and the supper yesterday.
Next weekend we are looking forward to another variety concert hosted by Carroll Edwards - Carroll's shows are always a big draw and much enjoyed.
Look for the poster and all the details in a day or two right here!
Until then - so long for now!