250th Anniversary Photo Album

These pictures were taken by photographer Jan Bates at the 250th Anniversary Ceremony on September 13, 2013. It was a beautiful warm, sunny day. Nearly ninety people attended. Noticeable among those attending were members of the Colchester Historical Society dressed as the Planters would likely have dressed in the late 1700’s. Guests were first greeted and asked to sign a guest book by Judy McCully Devouge and Ron McCully.

Master of Ceremonies, Jim Lorraine, opened the ceremony, welcomed guests and managed the podium. Rev. Gerry Kerr, Trinity United Church, offered an opening prayer; special greetings and congratulations were given by local Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong, Member of the Nova Scotia Legislature Karen Casey and Colchester County Councilor Ron Cavanaugh; and Bonnie Waddell, of the Colchester Historical Society and representative on the Board of Trustees spoke of some of her findings researching the history of the Cemetery.

Following the unveiling of the memorial stone by Allie Groves, and acknowledgements by Marie McCully Collier, President of the Board of Trustees, everyone was invited to join Jean King as she cut the cake, enjoy refreshments and to walk about and explore the Cemetery and its many centuries old monuments.

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