Letter: Mystery solved

In your June 21, 2017, issue under the title “55 Years Ago,” you published a story about three Deep River boys who had won Honorable Mentions at the CNE in 1962 for their asbestos clay and papier mache work.

Apparently, it was the first time that a nursery school had been represented.

Well, you have solved a puzzle for me!

One of the boys, Scott MacNeil, was my brother and I well remember his puppet and the ribbon that he won, but I could not remember how he had won it.

Unfortunately, I did not inherit any photographs or letters that related to this family event and so it remained a mystery for many years.

Your article filled in the “rest of the story” and for that, I thank you.

I am attaching a newspaper clipping which originally appeared in the NRT and in it, you will see Scott sitting second on Mrs. Green’s right at about the age that he designed his award-winning puppet.

You may be interested to learn that in the years prior to his death in 1991, Scott worked at Macy’s in their parade department, as part of a team that designs and builds the giant balloon figures.

His talents were recognized early on in his life!

All the best and thanks again.

Anne MacNeil
Sydney, NS

MacNeil with Mrs. Green, Deep River Public Library