The members of the Crapaud Women's Institute met recently in the senior's common room for their February meting.
The meeting opened with the Mary Stewart Collect followed by roll call and the reading and adoption of the January minutes.
Correspondence consisted of a letter from the East Prince Music Festival Association, a thank-you card and the WI Notes and News.
Members of the planning committee for the District 7 WI convention gave a report. The convention is March 19 (storm date, March 26) at the Crapaud Community Hall, with registration at 6 p.m., a pot luck meal at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
President Anna Stewart reported on some of the plans for the local exhibition to be held on July 29. The sick committee reported sending out a number of sympathy and get-well cards. Funds were voted to the East Prince Music Festival Association and the Bedford-MacDonald House.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
In other community news, the winners of the Christmas Lights Contest in Crapaud included the following: best light display - Tom and Ann Tompkins; best traditional light display - Stephen and Paula McCormick; best decorated tree - Donna Wilson; best decorated property outside the village - Davison Fall. The contest was sponsored by the Village of Crapaud, Harvey's Store, the Consolidated Credit Union and the South Shore Pharmacy.
Upcoming events include the regular ceilidh for February taking place at the Hunter River Lions Hall on Sunday, Feb.12, beginning at 7 p.m. Some of the performers to take the stage will include Rebecca and Lauchlan MacLure, Fenton MacSwain, Mildred Dover, Joyce and Percy Arsenault, Mary Lou MacLure and Harold and Elinor McAuley.
The facility is wheelchair accessible There will also be a lunch break with biscuits and jam, as well as a 50/50 draw and tickets available on 900 litres of furnace oil. Admission is $5 with proceed to help community projects.
A night of inspirational and gospel music with Phase II and special guests Kendall Docherty and Brian Knox will be held at South Shore United Church (#85 Route 10 in Tryon) on Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. The cost is $10. For tickets, call the office at 658-2863 or Arlene at 658-2009.
Come celebrate Islander Day with friends and neighbours on Monday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., as the North Tryon Women's Institute hosts a potluck and games night at 114 Lords Pond Rd., North Tryon. Call 437-3134 for directions. Bring favourite games and a potluck dish and celebrate Islander Day with people in your neighborhood. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live.
The next seniors lunch on Heart Health is being held at the South Shore United Church in Tryon on Feb. 23 at noon.
The Sky Family presents Celtic Revival, The Gospel in Blazing Irish Dance and Fiddles, at the Crapaud Community Hall, Route 13 in Crapaud, Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. The suggested donation for adults is $10 and for kids, $5. More information will be available in this column next week.
The annual general meeting of the Canoe Cove Community Association (CCCA) will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the home of Melda Johnston, 6393 Route 19. All residents of Canoe Cove are members of the CCCA. Come hear what the group did over the past year and be part of the plans for 2012.
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