Pulling together

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The rainy weather on Saturday morning didn’t stop Pictou County from pulling together — literally — as the United Way Pulling for Change event started up after a half hour delay.

With 11 teams registering for this year’s event, participation may have been slightly down but the soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of participants who were cheering and clapping during the whole event.

“It went great, the weather held off,” said Jessica Smith, United Way of Pictou County. “It cleared up enough that the grounds were still safe.”

After an initial pull from all 11 teams, the crowd stuck around to cheer on the top five teams that competed in a second round for the first-place bragging rights. With each team of 10 raising $100, the Unted Way organization managed to raise just over $1,100 to kick off the beginning of their big annual fundraising campaign.

Smith shared that they are hoping the fun of the event will attract more teams next year to join in on the fun and take on the two-year reigning champion, Team Michelin, who took this year’s top spot with a pull of 13.62 seconds.

“In order to make big changes you need to pull together as a community,” said Smith.

Nova Scotia Community College Social Services, year one, Dancing Princesses gave it their all during Saturday’s Pulling for Change. (Brimicombe photo)