The trustees of Melville Church Cemetery sincerely thank the twelve folk who arrived at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 to work on the maintenance of this beautiful graveyard. Volunteers from Kincardine and Lower Kintore cooperated to right tipped gravestones, fill in sunken graves, pull ancient stumps, trim bushes and fill and re-seed spots needing attention. All brought tools and one person arrived with a tractor which helped in pulling stumps and carrying buckets of loam where needed.
What a great job done so cheerfully!
A big SHOUT OUT to all these caring community members from Trustees Rick Murch, Roy Grierson and Dean Mitchell.
Because of the forecast for freezing rain, the Robbie Burns concert scheduled for Sun. afternoon, Jan. 26th in Kincardine is cancelled. We don’t want anyone to land in a ditch! Please pass the word to anyone who was planning to attend. Thanks! (From Darlene)
Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony will be held on Fri., Jan. 24 at the Burns Hall in Kincardine. The concert starts at 7:30 and there will be a dance afterward with the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. (family rate at the door). Weather date will be the next night, same time. The second concert performance will be on Sun. Jan. 26 at 2:30 with tea, shortbread cookies and oatcakes afterward. (Admission to the Sun. concert is by donation) Proceeds are for the upkeep of the Burns Hall – ploughing, mowing, heat, electricity & maintenance. Please come and join us for a great time of Scottish music and dancing! (Update: Sunday concert was canceled due to weather)
In case you missed it
Here is a great article (with photos and video) from the CBC about the Colony and our Burns Celebration: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/kincardine-scottish-robbie-burns-1.5436500
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We tend to reach more folks on Facebook but we are committed to our ScotchColony.ca web site as well. In addition to our Facebook Page, here’s a link to our Facebook Group. Please join the group and share your photos and stories: www.facebook.com/groups/ScotchColony/