Kinsmen Report: April 2018

Hello from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! April is flying by and we’re excited about a pair of big events coming up.

The first is our annual pork chop dinner. Tickets are $10 and the meal includes a pork chop (obviously) and a baked potato, as well as coleslaw, a roll, and a slice of apple pie. The dinner is pick-up only, and will be available at the Bible Hill Village Hall on Pictou Road from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 4th. For more information or for tickets, contact one of our members, email, or call 902-957-2754.

We’re also very busy getting ready for the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair during Mother’s Day weekend. The two-day sale will be held at May 11th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on May 12th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., both days at the Truro Mall, in a space near the lotto booth. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Slate Youth Centre, as well as local groups and organizations supported by the Kinsmen.

Donations have come from a number of places. From estates, to businesses, to people bringing a few boxes at a time to the various drop-off locations around the area, it’s incredible to see how such a large, empty area with tables lined up turns into a packed space. Books will be sold by weight again this year, with hard and soft covers priced separately.

There are seven drop-off locations for this year’s sale: Masstown Market, Sobeys on Prince St and Robie St in Truro, the book fair location at the Truro Mall, Shur Gain Feeds ‘n Needs, Fundy Appliance in Bible Hill, the Truro Farmer’s Market, and Slate Youth Centre. Donations can include books, puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, and comic books. However, the book fair is unable to accept technical manuals, encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, VHS tapes, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Editions.

For more information on the sale, or to ask a question, email

We’d love to see you at one of our meetings. The Bible Hill Kinsmen hold meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email

James Faulkner is the Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.