Friday, September 25, 2009

4-H Comes to Town

4-H members will gather in Bridgewater to participate in the 32nd annual Nova Scotia 4-H Show next month. The event will be held at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds from Oct. 2-4. The 2009 event is being hosted by the Lunenburg County 4-H Leader's Council. The 4-H show includes technical presentations and projects, as well as competitions. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell says the 4-H program helps young people learn skills that will help them become confident, responsible citizens and future leaders in communities. Nova Scotia has the largest 4-H Show in Canada. There are 2,400 members, 850 leaders and 85 clubs in the province. The free event is open to the public.

Business Excellence

Six local businesses honoured last night as the best in their category at the prestigious Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards dinner. Held this year at the Days Inn in Bridgewater, the Awards event, which has been running in various forms for more than six years, was expanded for the first time to include businesses from both Queens and Lunenburg Counties. The winners who will be able to hang specially designed plaques in their offices are:
Small Business Award - J & H Industries, Liverpool
Large Business Award - Lighthouse Publishing, Bridgewater
Export Achievement Award - Terra Beata Cranberries, Lunenburg
Entrepreneurial Award - emOcean, Lunenburg
Hospitality Award - Guppy's Place Family Restaurant, New Germany
New Business Award - Classic Granite Countertops, Bridgewater