Parade deemed a success
Members of the New Waterford Coal Dust Days parade committee say there was a wonderful turnout Sunday, both in the parade and on the sidelines.
“The parade committee would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate, whether with an entry or as a spectator,” said Janette MacKinnon. “It takes both to make the parade a success.”
MacKinnon said there were 36 floats as well as antique cars and emergency response vehicles in the parade.
The parade winners were: best walking entry, Ashley Grant; best enthusiastic group, Breton Education Centre graduates 2015; best dressed pets, Tim Hortons- sponsored Clydesdale horses from Mira; best overall entry, The Hawks Club.
MacKinnon said it was a lot of work planning the parade, but all worth it.
“Not everybody can win a plaque but the idea behind it all is to participate in any way — big or small — to help our town and community to have fun, to help this annual summertime event continue to grow year after year.”
The Coal Dust Days parade committee includes chair Tracy Wilson, Janette MacKinnon, Jim MacKinnon, Jennifer Heffernan, Dave Wilton. Lowell Cormier, Ronnie MacDonald, Jodi MacPherson, Norm Bergeron and Cathy Timmons. The judges were Tanya Keeping, Mary Mullins and Allan MacDonald.