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Open Arms aided by two downtown Kentville businesses

Face painting is always popular with youth and the recent celebration held by two Kentville businesses for Open Arms was no exception.
Face painting is always popular with youth and the recent celebration held by two Kentville businesses for Open Arms was no exception.

KENTVILLE, NS – Two Kentville businesses, Valley Medical Aesthetics and Guardian Centennial Pharmacy, recently celebrated their grand re-opening and anniversaries by contributing to Open Arms.

The two businesses have been open 10 years and 30 years respectively and are now located in the newly renovated Centennial Professional Centre.
Visitors enjoyed coffee and cake, said Maresa Davidson, while the Hupman Brothers entertained the crowd in the afternoon. Face painting and henna tattoos were provided free by Creative Addiction from Halifax.
The free will offering barbecue in support of Open Arms raised $600, said Davidson. Gift certificate and product prizes were awarded from local businesses. The grand prize, a new propane barbecue, was won by Edith Russell.
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., hundreds of visitors came by to take part in the fun filled day. The turnout for the event was overwhelming at times.
As Davidson, owner of Valley Medical Aesthetics, put it, "We were blown away to have so many people come out to celebrate with us!”
Both Valley Medical Aesthetics and Guardian Centennial Pharmacy were thrilled with the support the community showed in helping celebrate their event.
Pharmacy owner Michelle Ramey, shared her satisfaction saying, “We enjoyed celebrating with our local community and letting people know that anyone can access our pharmacy, not just patients with doctors in the building.”
The two owners are happy to have the renovations and expansion of the Centennial Professional Centre complete and are looking forward to many more years serving customers and patients in their new space.
Did you know?
The annual Open Arms barbecue for volunteers, partners and supporters is set for Sunday, Aug. 27. It will run from 4-6 p.m. at 118 Oakdene Ave, Kentville.

 

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