Pictured is St. Jospeph's Catholic Church in Petit de Grat.

In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost eighty years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970’s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record September 8, 1951:

Petit de Grat Girls To Enter Religious Order

Petit de Grat, Sept. 2 … Miss Gloria Boudreau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lubin Boudreau and Miss Marie Fougere, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fougere of Petit de Grat, were greatly surprised when relatives and friends gathered at the parish hall to wish them happiness in their chosen profession.

Miss Boudreau, a Grade XII student at O.L.A. Convent, Arichat and Miss Fougere left Saturday for Three Rivers, Quebec, to enter the Novitiate of the Congregation of Les Filles de Jesus.

A program had been arranged by Principal Nazaire Samson who acted as master of ceremonies including a few French solos by Rena Marchand and Harold Boudreau. Addresses were delivered by Rev. A.F. Boudreau, Rev. Fr. Poirier, Arichat; Rev. Fr. Doucette of West Arichat and Inspector of Schools for Richmond County, Mr. Chiasson.

An address was read by Rena Marchand and the presentation of a purse containing $225 was made by Brenda Fougere.

Dancing was enjoyed the rest of the evening with music by Fulbert Boudreau’s orchestra, including Marian Bourinot, Arichat; Edward Fortune, Rudolph Boudreau and Vincent Boudreau.

Refreshments were served by the young ladies of the parish to over 250 guests.

Young – Fougere

St. Hyacinthe’s Catholic Church in D’Escousse.

St. Hyacinthe’s church, D’Escousse at ten o’clock mass on Aug. 7, was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Rev. Fr. W.A. Boucher in a double ring ceremony united in marriage Marie Marjorie, daughter of the late Phillip Fougere and Mrs. Lillian Fougere to Edgar Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Young of Poulamond and Halifax.

Given in marriage by her godfather and uncle Mr. Bonaventure Landry, the bride looked lovely in her floor-length gown of white nylon over net over taffeta…

Miss Zita Young, sister of the groom was the bridesmaid and Miss Lena Fougere, sister of the bride was maid of honour…

Miss Clarisse Young, sister of the groom was flower girl…

Attending the groom was Allan Paon as best man also Bert Ranson.

Following the ceremony dinner was served at the bride’s home to over fifty relatives and friends…

The guests were served by Mrs. Gerald Boudreau, Mrs. Leo Miller, Mrs. Pat Paon and Miss Loretta Briand…

Later in the afternoon a buffet lunch was served at the home of the groom’s parents for immediate relatives and friends. After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Young left for a motor trip around Prince Edward Island and other parts of the Maritimes. On their return they stayed a week with their relatives and then left for Halifax where they will take up residence. The groom is employed at the Nova Scotian Hotel and the bride is on the office staff at the V.G. Hospital.

Out of town guests included Mr. And Mrs. Elmer Young, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Fred Fougere, Medford, Mass.; Mrs. Amanda Doyle, Washington D.C.; Mrs. Bert Poirier, New Glasgow and Herman Fougere, Halifax.