Gingerbreads have all melted away for another year leaving a trail of
molasses in their wake. Our gingerbread party on Sunday was a hit with a
visit from our own giant Gingerbread man, Eric and our emcee in
"Rudolf" red, René. Ribbons were awarded, door prizes collected and
sugar was consumed...lots of it.
Shirley Allen won the outdoor
residential gingerbread prize and the Sadhana Centre won the commercial
division. All other recipients may be found on our facebook page
Gingerbread Festival Chester, NS.
A huge thank you to our
sponsors : The Municipality of Chester; Destination South West Nova;
Bluenose Coast; Steve Foran and Chester Building Supplies; Billy
Williams and his South Shore Work Activity Program; Kim at Chester
Pharmasave; Fo'c'sle Pub; Tradewinds Realty; Nicki's Inn and Amicus
Many thanks also to the Ladies of St. Stephen's; Cove
Side Quilters; Chester Art Centre; Chester Playhouse; The Sign Guy and
This Week in Chester
Wednesday, at 7:30 the annual Sing Choirs Concert will be held at St.
Stephen's Anglican Church. This features choral Christmas music of the
Choirs of the Baptist, Catholic and Anglican Churches and the Studio
Singers. Donations to P.R.O. Kids. As I have said before - it's like the
Who's in Whoville - don't miss it. This IS Christmas!
The Village Emporium has begun their "Boxing Week Before Christmas"
sale.You have until 1pm Dec 24th to get the goodies as they are closed
until January 3rd. Many sales including pearl and other jewellery are
40% & 50% off.
Friday evening the Fo'c'sle Pub
has the Shawn Hebb Trio on stage at 9 pm. Shawn is back with his band
of Merry Men ! Don't miss this last dust up before you go home, put on
the bunny slippers and hook up the eggnog drip.
And speaking of 'nog, Paula at Amicus Gallery will have some of that elixir on tap for you on Christmas Eve day. Last minute shopping with a buzz. Ahhhh.
A Christmas tale...
four of Santa's elves came down with the 'flu he began to feel
Christmas pressure. Mrs. Claus then announced her mother was coming to
He went to harness the reindeer and found that three were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence.
He began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and the toys went everywhere. Frustrated,
Santa went into the house for a shot of rum. He went to the cupboard
and discovered the elves had drunk all the rum. He accidentally
dropped his glass and it broke into pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He picked up the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off
the end of it.
Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated
Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little
angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully,
"Merry Christmas, Santa. I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would
you like me to stick it?"
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
would like to take this moment to ask you to make this a Christmas to
remember. We have lost several dear friends in our community this year
and I hope you take the time to remember them and to treasure the
moments you spend with your family this season.
On behalf of all the Merchants, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.