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Blackville Foodland Window Display Pays Tribute to Community

Blackville Foodland managers Clem and Naomi Savoie have been busy transforming their storefront with a new window display that pays homage to the community.

The collage, titled “A Look Back in Time” and installed this week by River Signs, features six panels and is 17 feet wide and almost 7 feet tall.  It features a variety of photos important to Blackville’s past including:

  • the McCormack and McCarthy Store
  • the Whooper Train
  • the old train bridge that crossed the main river
  • scenes from Main Street
  • Lounsbury store
  • the mills

The idea of the display came when the Savoie’s wanted to rejuvenate the front of the building while creating a tribute to the community and its people. It was created by Les McLaughlin and designed to mimic a wall of framed photos. It also features a silhouette of a fisherman – a nod to the community’s long history of salmon fishing.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

25 Comments

  1. Avatar Arlene on November 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    What a nice idea. Awesome! Love it!😊

  2. Avatar Jill Winona Gallan on November 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    It looks awesome.

  3. Avatar Colleen Underhill on November 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Looks really nice

  4. Avatar Bernice Jardine on November 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Looks great

  5. Avatar Trudy Underhill on November 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Awesome looking! Really nice!

  6. Avatar Sharon Morehouse on November 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    What a great idea

  7. Avatar Sheri Dunn on November 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Great job Les

  8. Avatar Pamela Victoria on November 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    It looks amazing

  9. Avatar Wendy Vickers on November 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Love it

  10. Avatar Doug Colford on November 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Like always you do a great job love it

  11. Avatar Shawn Cindy Underhill on November 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    It looks awesome, as usual tremendous job Les!

  12. Avatar Josephine Sturgeon on November 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    It looks beautiful, great job!!!!!!

  13. Avatar Edith Campbell on November 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Thx, Leslie!! It is beautiful and meaningful!

  14. Avatar Natalie Keenan on November 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Leslie, its amazing

  15. Avatar Terrilee Donahue on November 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Looks good

  16. Avatar Jill Winona Gallan on November 2, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Good job Les. It looks awesome.

  17. Avatar Donald Bourque on November 2, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Good job Les, great idea

  18. Avatar Candace Mary Sullivan on November 2, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Love it

  19. Avatar Jarrett Arbeau on November 2, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome Les

  20. Avatar Joy Burns on November 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Awesome. You did a great job Les McLaughlin

  21. Avatar Dacynda Jardine on November 2, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    That’s awesome! Looks so good too

  22. Avatar Naomi Savoie on November 4, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Big Thank you Les for making an idea come to life. It couldn’t be done without you and your true Heart for Blackville and the community.
    Clem and I are much Grateful.

    • Les McLaughlin Les McLaughlin on November 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      I appreciated the opportunity to do it, and your community spirit.

  23. Avatar Judy Ken Roy on November 4, 2018 at 10:26 am

    This is awesome! Great job Les. Thanks Clem and Naomi.

  24. Avatar Peggy Alice Jardine on November 4, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Great job!

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