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Pictou County Christmas Fund reaches target

Working the phones at the 45th Pictou County Christmas Fund include (from left): Lynn Nelson, Donna Stiles, Myra MacKay-Wilson, Danna Moore and Sue-Ellen Ripley.
Working the phones at the 45th Pictou County Christmas Fund include (from left): Lynn Nelson, Donna Stiles, Myra MacKay-Wilson, Danna Moore and Sue-Ellen Ripley. - Kevin Adshade

$80,000 raised on Nov. 24 for local families

PICTOU

Mission accomplished again.

The Pictou County Christmas Fund, which has run uninterrupted for 45 years, reached its goal of $80,000 on Nov. 24.

“At the end of the evening, we realized $80,325,” said chairperson Monique Sobey, who helped oversee the roughly 30 volunteers that helped make the event happen.

“Even after the show was finished, we were still getting online pledges.”
The six-hour cable TV broadcast, starting at 1 p.m., featured local entertainment.

Those who made pledges can honour them at any local bank, the Credit Union, The Advocate newspaper office in Pictou or at the Atlantic Insurance in downtown New Glasgow.

All money raised stays in Pictou County and will be used to purchase Sobeys gift cards for families who might face some financial struggles during the holiday season.

Those who registered earlier this month for the Christmas Fund can pick up their gift cards on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 in New Glasgow (1p.m.-4 p.m. at Summer Street Industries), or on Dec. 12 ay the First Presbyterian Church Hall in Pictou (1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.).

Sobey said that more than 1,200 families – which can mean one person or a family of two or more – registered this year.

Keyboardist Pierre Aucoin joined Jud Gunning (guitar) and his sister Katey Aucoin on fiddle, as the trio entertained the audience during the Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon, held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre.
Keyboardist Pierre Aucoin joined Jud Gunning (guitar) and his sister Katey Aucoin on fiddle, as the trio entertained the audience during the Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon, held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre.

 

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