Village of Bible Hill 60th anniversary

On August 1, 2013 the Village of Bible Hill celebrated the 60th anniversary since they were incorporated. The day long activities were a huge success.

The morning began with our “Memory Room”, special thanks to Christine Blair and her committee for the hard word of compiling this information. There were pictures, scrapbooks, computer video’s, and displays of the changes in our village during the past 60 years.  Many people enjoyed the experience of the memory room and many have asked to see it again. Friends, schoolmates, parents and children all joined in, it was a morning of smiling faces and good cheer.

At noon we moved on to the village hall where we enjoyed a beautiful lunch.  All attending former Village Commissioners were introduced. Guest speakers were Scott Armstrong MP, Lenore Zann MLA, Bob Taylor Mayor of Colchester, Bill Mills Mayor of Truro and Christine Blair Councillor Ward 1 Village of Bible Hill.  Musical entertainment was provided by the Mini Musicians of Bible Hill. We honored two special gentlemen during lunch. Douglas Boyce for his long service to the village and we thanked him for allowing him to share with us his book, THE VILLAGE OF BIBLE HILL - Building for a Future. Everyone who attended the luncheon went home with of copy of Doug’s book.  Thank you Mr Boyce! We also honored Walter Langille, a special friend to the village of Bible Hill.  For over 30 years he helped Bible Hill Recreation in a unique way.  He was MC of the park activities on Canada Day and always was a great auctioneer for the cake auction. Thank you Walter!

During the evening all sights were on the Recreation Park in Bible Hill.  Here we named the new gazebo the “Walter Langille Gazebo”.  We enjoyed a wonderful concert in our new gazebo. The children of our area were overjoyed with the activities that were held for them, from Face painting, pony rides, and Bouncing Houses we seen many smiles.
At dusk we moved to the airport field where we watched an amazing fireworks display!
A sincere thank you goes out to all who helped us achieve such a successful day on August 1st, 2013.  We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, village staff, the musicians and special guests and all the residents of Bible Hill who joined with us to share in this memorable day.  From the opening of the “Memory Room” to our spectacular fireworks display, it was a wonderful day!

Submitted by
Lois MacCormick, Co Chair of 60th Anniversary Celebrations
Sharon MacLean, Co Chair of 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Photo's by Nancy Loomer from the 60th Celebrations

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Video of the Fireworks from the Celebrations