Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

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2009 in Photos - Click to scroll through entire 2009 Calendar

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Angel Tree Gift Wrapping - Dec 10th Annual Chari-tea Muffin Party - Sep
J & J Racing Fundraiser - Oct Sobey's Harvest the Rewards Fundraiser - Sep
Caring & Sharing 25th Anniversary - Nov East Hants Chamber Small Business Expo - Apr

2 0 0 9  W  I N T E R   E V E  N T S

Wrap-It-Up for Food Bank! - Angel Tree Kid's Gifts - Wednesday, December 16,  Enfield Legion - Our Annual Angel Tree present Wrap-up of all the gifts generously donated for our neighbours in need.  The more hands, the merrier!

This year's wrapping for the Angel Tree kids was even more of a bustling blur than usual, but organizers noted more volunteers than last year so the work went faster than ever.  Thanks to all the hardworking wrappers who came out, including a fair representation from Carroll's Corner Youth Group.

Volunteer organizers were kept hopping as usual consulting the private client lists and tagging the steady flow of wrapped gifts.

While many of the kids' gifts are practical, Angel Tree never forgets they are still kids, and there's lots of sweet treats for topping up gift bags and trimming presents!

When all the gifts are finally wrapped for this year they're set ready by the wall for Santa, and our tuckered-out elves can rest!

2 0 0 9  F A L L   E V E N T S  &  D O N A T I O N S...

Thanks as always to Elmsdale Pharmasave for the annual display of our Angel Tree. And to all the chilly volunteers who came out for our food and toy drive during the annual Santa Claus Parade in Elmsdale/Enfield Saturday December 5.

Many thanks to Noble Music Studios in Enfield for collecting for Food Bank once again at their Annual Christmas Recital. 

The Carol of the Bells concert was held this year at St. Bernard's in Enfield on Sunday December 13.

Hats off to Enfield's Exit Realty, whose annual 'Fill the Sleigh Food Drive' harvested another overflowing of food donations and over $300 in cash.  Click to see all the volunteers who made this event another success at Elmsdale Superstore November 28th.

25th Anniversary of the Caring & Sharing

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the Enfield Legion from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. 

This celebration was FREE and featured displays, a tour of the food bank, Memory Books and a chance to meet our Executive.   Speakers included Minister for Agriculture & Natural Resources John MacDonell and East Hants Warden John Patterson

size your viewing window for best image quality...Entertainment was donated by singer/guitarist Linda Welner, while visitors enjoyed veggie & fruit trays, cheese & crackers, sweets and an anniversary cake.  There was no charge for refreshments but donations of non-perishable food items were accepted of course!  Many thanks as well to the Enfield Earth Keepers who helped us out serving that day.

Shockwave Flash Clip (video only no sound track)

- Mrs. J explains the Food Bank's workings...

 

 

 

No one went hungry at the 25th Anniversary Celebration for Caring & Sharing Food Bank!  Volunteers pulled out all the stops to offer an amazing spread of attractive edibles.  Guests browsed through the many home-made goodies while enjoying light background entertainment from musician Linda Welner.
The Enfield Branch of the Royal Canadian afforded plenty of space for mingling, and information displays such as program information and 25 years of 'Memory Books', while our EarthKeeper volununteers insured all were served.
Minister John MacDonell and Warden John Patterson visited with volunteers, addressed the gathering and toured the food Bank.

Caring and Sharing also wants to thank:

  • Basin Contracting

  • Caldwell Roach Insurance

  • Elmsdale Landscaping

  • Jim Morrison Auto Sales

  • Enfield Lions Club

  • Life's Too Short Novelties

 

  • Rosebowl Flowers

  • Royal Canadian Legion #133 Enfield

  • Sobeys Elmsdale

  • Superstore Elmsdale

  • Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop

  • The Bargain Shop

  • Weekly Press

 

 

Enfield Weekly Press for a wonderful two page centre Feature on the Food Bank over the last 25 years.

Look for the article in the November 4th issue or click here for an online pdf version (high speed recommended).

Select Nova Scotia and their Eat Local campaign for a supply of great giveaways for our Anniversary Party!

- Eat Local Cookbook

- Magnetic Fridge Pads

- Green Shopping Bags


Elmsdale Community Chiropractic Clinic Thanksgiving Food Drive

"From September 28 to October 9, we provided complimentary (no charge), new Patient Exams, normal value $60), for any customer who donated non-perishable food items to the value of $15 or more.  Results were even better than we expected and we collected a heap of products for Food Bank.  Thanks to everyone who helped our neighbours in need this Thanksgiving, doing some good for themselves and for others!"  The clinic will also be running a Toy Drive for the Angel Tree November 30 to December 11; details tba

Dr. Christopher Learner and staff pose with an overflowing collection box.


J & R Racing Fundraiser - Saturday October 3rd at the Enfield Home Hardware parking lot from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.  Your chance to have your name permanently inscribed on a racecar - just $10 for a great cause! Proceeds to Caring & Sharing and the Lab Rescue NS.  Congratulations to Ivan Gault who won the remote control car and Paige Elliott who won the the Craft kit!
Enfield Home Hardware graciously played host to the fundraiser for Food Bank & Lab Rescue. The J & R Racing Team pulled out all the stops to get attention from passing traffic! And the grill man was kept busy turning out hot dogs and burgers to hungry customers.
Reps from the charities were the first to sign the car! Driver Alex Johnson was on hand for questions... Pat MacIntosh of J & R presents donation...

 

10th Annual Chari-Tea Muffin Party

Wednesday, September 16, Riverview United Church Hall, Elmsdale, 10:30am to 12:30pm

A veritable buffet of fresh, home baked muffins, cupcakes, squares and cakes welcomed mid-morning Tea fans to the tenth year of Caring & Sharing's popular social. 

A good crowd came out to enjoy a fine fall day, but volunteers also made special deliveries all around the area in a new service.  Pre-orders were placed by phone before the event and the new takeout offer was a great success with volunteers processing more than a hundred orders to local businesses!

Special thanks to all the hard working volunteers along with:

  • Dorcas' Place for $1,000 donation
  • Robins Donuts, Elmsdale for coffee takeout trays
  • Discovery.com Airport Store for donation of delivery bags
  • Leno's Stop Shoppe, Tudy Ashley, and LeRoy & Bernice Bailey for providing our cheese

Pretty flowers in autumn colours dressed up the tables at the Riverview Church Room C... You don't say!  Tea & a good gossip seems to appeal to muffin fans of all ages!
Turnout was good for the 10th Annual Chari-Tea with a steady stream of business in the Tea Room... while volunteers processed more than a hundred take out orders, new this year, to local businesses... and an additional gift of $1,000 was presented on behalf of Riverview United's Dorcas' Place to  Mrs J.

Caring & Sharing held their Annual General Meeting on the evening of September 15 at the Riverview United Church in Elmsdale. 

The Executive welcomed general members, heard and presented reports on the group's activities such as the launch of the Angel Tree web site, fund raising plans, and the upcoming Food Bank 25th Anniversary Celebration in November. 

Round table discussion... Exec members receiving reports...

 

Caring & Sharing ran a table at the Enfield Farmers Market once a month at the Enfield Legion, selling crafts and homemade pickles & relishes.  Next visit November 7th.

 

Special thanks to Withrow's Farm Markets for their recent donation of fresh cucumbers, peppers and cauliflower for our pickle makers!

Thanks to our associates at Dorcas Place Thrift Shop at the Riverview United Church in Elmsdale for their ongoing support. 

 

Browse through a wide selection of retro fashions, kids clothes, second hand garments and house wares.

 

2009 in Review - a Year Round Venture...

 

M A R C H

March 10, 2009 - Chamber of Commerce AGM - Representatives from Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank attended the East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting at the Airport Hotel. 

Food Bank donated a gift certificate to Shooters Restaurant in Enfield as one of the door prizes and was pleasantly surprised at being the recipient of the profits from the evening's 50/50 Draw. 

Photo - Treasurer Bernice Donaldson accepted the donation from Chamber President Steve Pottie (left).

Many thanks to the Chamber members who contributed - it will be well spent! 

Month of March - Curves Collects for Needy...

The Elmsdale branch of Curves in the East Hants Sportsplex declared March their Food Drive Month and offered a sweet deal on sign-up fees.  Members joining or renewing for the first few weeks of the month could donate a bag of non-perishable goods and have their fee waived - a savings of $199.  Response was so good they extended the offer for the whole month, looking for an even bigger donation to distribute to Caring & Sharing and other local food banks...

Owner Michelle Morash & staff show off final donations, a whopping 349 pounds of food was collected in total, plus $40 cash, and Curves ran a contest to guess the weight!

A P R I L

Trade Show

April 29, 2009, 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Caring & Sharing had their first booth at a trade show - the East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce Small Business Expo at the East Hants Sportsplex.

Exhibitors and members of the public had a chance to meet our volunteers and learn about what we do in your community. 

Programs like Adopt-a-Family and the Angel Tree Christmas Campaign were featured in the booth decor, and copious amounts of handouts were available along with tickets for all kinds of raffles and draws, including the only 50/50 draw at Expo.  Traffic during the show was steady and we gained experience and even some new volunteers!

 

Volunteer staff were on hand to distribute handouts, discuss programs, sell tickets and sign up new volunteers!
The booth decor was planned to visually illustrate Food Bank's programs and activities, from the hungry teddies at the table, to a mini Angel Tree.  Even the freebie chocolate loonies promoted how much Food Bank can do for others, with just a little!

M A Y

Quilt Tickets On Sale - May 16 at Sobey's, Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm.

J U N E

June 2 - National Hunger Awareness Day

- Simultaneous food drives at Elmsdale Sobeys and Elmsdale Superstore - 12:00 - 4:00pm

Quilt Tickets on Sale - June 20 at Superstore, Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Farmers Market - Starting Saturday June 27, we'll be selling tickets on our "Winter Fun In the Sun" basket at the Enfield Farmers Market and only at the market, as well as July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17.  November 7 will be your last chance for tickets at the market, immediately followed by the draw.

J U L Y

Quilt Tickets on Sale - July 1st Picnic, Enfield 11:00am to 5:00pm

Quilt Tickets on Sale - July 11 at Superstore, Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm

A U G U S T

Annual Back to School Food Drive - August 22 - at Sobey's Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm

S E P T E M B E R

Quilt Tickets on Sale- September 5, Elmsdale Pharmasave, Elmsdale, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Quilt Tickets on Sale - Tickets on Quilt and Bin on sale at Shooters from 5-8 p.m. on Sep 10, Octr15, and Nov 19

Harvest The Rewards at Sobeys Elmsdale - Saturday September 12, 2009

A Fall Harvest festival with fun & food for the whole family!

  • Bouncy Tent for the kids all day!
  • Afternoon BBQ, $2 for hot dog & pop
  • Pancake breakfast 9:00am to 10:30am - $3
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Entertainment by award winning country performer JD Clarke

all proceeds are being donated to Caring & Sharing Food Bank...

Sobeys created a colourful display of harvest vegetables by a free Bouncy Tent for their recent Harvest the Rewards day in Elmsdale.  Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast and afternoon cookout went to Caring & Sharing Food Bank.  BBQ fans young and old kept the Sobey's staff busy at the grill.

Afternoon events also included a free performance by local country artist, JD Clarke, who presented shoppers and staff with some acoustics samplings from his last album and his upcoming 2010 release.

Annual Meeting

- Tuesday, September 15, Riverview United Church, Elmsdale, 7:30pm - photos

Annual Chari-Tea Muffin Party

- Wednesday, September 16, Riverview United Church Hall, Elmsdale, 10:30am to 12:30pm TAKE-OUT available through pre-order at 883-2311 or 883-8596.  Click on your invite at left.  - photos

Lantz Fall Fun Days

- Saturday, September 19 - Food Bank volunteers will be in attendance from 1:00-3:00 pm with info available and quilt tickets for sale as well.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive - September 26, Superstore Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm

O C T O B E R

Quilt Tickets on Sale - October 10, Elmsdale Pharmasave, Elmsdale
Quilt Tickets on Sale - October 24, Sobeys Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 5:00pm

N O V E M B E R

25th Anniversary of the Food Bank - Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the Enfield Legion from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. 

This celebration was FREE and featured displays, a tour of the food bank, Memory Books and a chance to meet our Executive.   Speakers included Minister for Agriculture & Natural Resources John MacDonell and East Hants Warden John Patterson

Entertainment was donated by singer/guitarist Linda Welner, while visitors enjoyed veggie & fruit trays, cheese & crackers, sweets and an anniversary cake.  There was no charge for refreshments but donations of non-perishable food items were accepted of course!  Many thanks as well to the Enfield Earth Keepers who helped us out serving that day.  See photos...

Quilt Tickets on Sale - November 14, Sobeys Elmsdale Branch, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Angel Tree - placed November 28, Elmsdale Pharmasave, Elmsdale, 9:00am to 5:00pm

D E C E M B E R

FINAL Quilt Tickets Sale - December 5, Elmsdale Pharmasave, Elmsdale, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Quilt Draw - December 5, at Elmsdale Pharmasave, 5:00 p.m.

We'll be selling tickets all year on a beautiful quilt, hand pieced by local quilter Nina Turner. 

Second prize is a beautiful wooden potato bin donated by Lewis Gorr, many thanks to both.

Tickets are just $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Warm your heart and your home; support your local food bank and treat yourself by buying a ticket. 

Angel Tree taken down, gifts due back - December 12
Topping up gifts - December 14/15 Carolyn Kainola, 883-2343, Enfield Legion
Gift Wrapping - December 16, Pam Hutchinson, 883-8025, Enfield Legion, 6:30 p.m.
Gift wrapping, adult gifts - December 17, Bernice 883-2311, Enfield Legion, 12:00 noon
Sorting food and setting up - December 18, Marcelle - Adopt a family pick ups
Packing food boxes, delivery to families - December 19, Bernice 883-2311, Enfield Legion 9:00 to 3:00
 

REMEMBER WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR SUPPORT, WE COULD NOT OPERATE THIS FOOD BANK..

WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.

 

 
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