Marion Murphy, who lives on Trout River Road, held the winning five dollar ticket in the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s (SBMS) recent raffle. Her basket of gifts, presented to her by SBMS representative Buddy MacEwen on Dec 12, was worth more than $200. Raffle tickets were sold at the Sterling Women’s Institute Christmas Craft Show on Nov 30. Money from the raffle will help pay for needed renovations to the former Stanley Bridge United Church.
Above, Helen MacEwen, who sits on the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s board of directors, stands next to a beautiful Centennial Quilt created by renowned artisan Kay Wall. Tickets for the quilt and a gift basket worth more than $200 were sold at the Sterling Women’s Institute’s Christmas craft show, in Stanley Bridge, on Saturday, Nov 30. The event drew hundreds of early Christmas shoppers. Money from the gift basket and quilt raffle will go towards needed renovations at the former Stanley Bridge United Church.
The “Men in Motion” Masonic Choir and the “Just for Fun” Community Choir gave a rousing performance in front of an appreciative audience at the New London Community Complex on Sunday, Nov 17.
At the evening’s end choir members were treated to a wide variety of delicious finger foods and deserts, prepared by Stanley Bridge Memorial Society members. Proceeds from the successful event will go to the Stanley Bridge Memorial Building Fund, which will be used to renovate the former Stanley Bridge United Church (de-commissioned in 2008). When completed the extensive renovations will transform the enduring landmark into a thriving cultural and events centre.
At 7 pm, Sunday, Nov 17, the Island Masonic Choir, Men in Motion, and the Milton Anglican Church Community Choir, Just For Fun, will present an evening of music in the New London Community Complex. Tickets, at $10 each, can be purchased from Joan Harding, at 954-0077, Eliza MacEwen, at 886-2592 and Rowan Caseley, at 836-5445. Proceeds will support the Stanley Bridge Cultural Events Centre Building Fund.
The Centennial Quilt, named in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary in 2014, is valued at more than $1,200. The quilt was spread out across pews at the former Stanley Bridge United Church recently. Tickets will be sold over the coming months and money from the sale will support needed renovations at the former church. Tickets will be available, at five dollars apiece, on November 3 at the New London Community Complex’s Christmas craft sale, 10 am to 2 pm.
Above, Helen MacEwen, a member of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s board of directors, holds one corner of this beautiful quilt, while another board member, Murdock Morrison, holds the other.
A little white church in the heart of Stanley Bridge stands as a testament to the tenacity of the people in the area who built it almost 85 years ago.
Now a group of determined residents is moving ahead with plans to preserve, protect and celebrate the past history of the former Stanley Bridge United Church and have it become a meaningful gathering place for local residents and visitors…
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