Roundup of top news stories of 2020 concludes

We’ve brought readers the top news stories from 2020 in PIctou County for January through to October. Read on to see how the year ended … NOVEMBER Staff Pick: Dustin’s Pantry Local man, Dustin Madden took it upon himself to help out others who might be in a tough spot by self-funding a free pantry...

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More than $45,000 raised for Pictou County Christmas Fund

Pictou County residents have shown their resilience and generosity in the face of adversity. More than $45,000 was raised during the Pictou County Christmas Fund’s virtual fundraising campaign. The online event featuring the talents of local artists wrapped up over the weekend, with a grand total of $45,200 raised in support of Pictou East and...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund announces 2020 telethon cancellation

NEW GLASGOW — The worldwide health pandemic COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on local families — in more ways than previously identified. The Board of Directors for the 2020 Pictou County Christmas Fund have announced the postponement of the 46th annual telethon until November 28, 2021. Social distancing requirements and limits on the...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon Sunday

The Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon will once again dominate Sunday events in Pictou County. The annual event, held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou, runs 1-7 p.m. and local residents are encouraged to drop into the deCoste to see and hear the talented local artists live. And make a pledge while you’re...

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Beginning to look like Christmas

The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee is at it again — working to raise funds that will provide a Christmas dinner to families in need this holiday. As it has done since the mid-1950s, the committee organizes a telethon featuring many talented members of the community. This year’s event is scheduled to take place...

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Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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Annual telethon continues to grow

The Pictou County Christmas Fund is continuing a long-standing tradition of providing a traditional Christmas to families in need. The dedicated volunteers who form this non-profit group are currently working on this year’s telethon which will take place Sunday, Nov. 25 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. It will be broadcast simultaneously from...

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Community telethons provide important support this time of year

Halifax – With the season of giving upon us, Eastlink is proud to support community fundraising efforts in communities across the Maritimes. Over the past two months, local telethons like the Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Hants County Christmas Angels Telethon have raised over $178K. “While we’re committed to supporting our communities year round,...

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Over the top, again

PICTOU – It was another big day for upholding Pictou County’s Christmas spirit. More than $80,000 was raised on Sunday at the deCoste Centre during the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund with proceeds going toward Christmas dinner for many families in the area. Final figures were to come and based crucially on pledges being honoured,...

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Annual Christmas telethon helping spread holiday cheer

PICTOU – All systems are go for the Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon set to take place this weekend. The annual event is being held Sunday, November 27 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre from 1 through to 7 p.m.. In it’s 42nd year, the fund is preparing to provide food gift cards for families...

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