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Acadia Hall History

The year was 1924. Sackville had no place to hold suppers, picnics, or community events except the Anglican Church rectory lawn or the Temperance Hall on the Old Sackville Road in Middle Sackville, built in the late 1800ís. This hall was too small and not in the best of shape.  A dedicated group of Sackville residents met at the Temperance hall and decided to do something about it.  They formed the Acadia Recreation Club and with help from the community and all volunteers constructed the Acadia Hall.  Bathroom facilities were of course out in the field in back, light was provided by oil lamps and the hall was heated by a wood stove.  The goal was simple. Provide a place where community groups and the hall association itself could use for fundraising, socials, dances, bingos, card parties and other community events.

 

And succeed they did. From 1924 to the present day the Acadia Hall has provided a place for a large variety of activities from school concerts to voting places.

 

 A number of Sackville Churches started in the hall. Just about any activities you can think of took place at the hall. This feat was not easy. A very large number of community members volunteered their time and resources to keep the hall in good shape and operating. There were a number of years that money was scarce and the only way the hall survived is the dedication of the Members of the Acadia Recreation Club.  The original purpose of the club has been carried on by the members of the club throughout the years and is still the theme of today.  

 

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