Last week here in New-Wes-Valley* the whole town joined together in our 1st annual Snow Crab Festival. Norton’s Cove Café took part with four different happenings, and I’d like to share a little of what took place.
- Green Tea co-sponsored by Karma Kafé
- Community Social hosted by Homestead Adventures
- International Flavours supper by Ted, Gilbert, and Amanda
- Friday Night FRIENDS
I very rarely give money to my community when different organizations come looking for donations from my company, because my business is very small and so far, I haven’t made any profit. However, I want to do good- I want to spread good vibes in my community. So I devised a plan that would also help a cause that is close to my heart- the arts!
With the help of my friends Florence and Irene at Karma Kafé, we have organized an annual event which will fund a new Art Scholarship (yet to be named) to be given to a graduating student of the local school, Pearson Academy. The scholarship will be given to a student who has been accepted in a school for the arts (visual, theatre, literature, etc.) and we administer the scholarship directly. Very soon, we’ll write up the guidelines for applications.
The event happened on Monday, March 11th, and we were all thrilled to host a full house of women and men enjoying a social tea that will benefit the arts. We raised $610 for the fund that day including some cash donations from folks who care.
Special thanks to Rick’s Service Centre of Pound Cove who kindly donated $25 to the cause, raising our fund to $635!
I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help and influence of Florence, Irene, Shellsea, & Curtis. What wonderful things we can do when we work together!
*The town of New-Wes-Valley is comprised of eight little communities: Newtown, Templeman, Pound Cove, Wesleyville, Brookfield (of which Norton’s Cove is part), Badger’s Quay, Pool’s Island, and Valleyfield.