Plum­mer Av­enue Day at­tracts crowds

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

Plum­mer Av­enue Day once again at­tracted thou­sands of peo­ple who came out to en­joy the day-long block party on Thurs­day.

It's a part of Coal Days fes­tiv­i­ties.

Brianna McNeil, 6, was hap­pily show­ing peo­ple the 'Hello Kitty' face paint­ing on her face, and L.J. Deru­elle, 12, of New Water­ford, was busy play­ing games along the street, in­clud­ing the sucker game,

"Yes, I won a cou­ple prizes al­ready," he said when asked, open­ing his bag to show the wa­ter-re­lated and glow toys he won.

Steven Cor­bett and wife Melissa, of Lin­gan, were found strolling the street with chil­dren Jamis, 1, Jessie, 6, So­phie, 4 and friend El­iz­a­beth Car­ri­gan, 4.

"It's a good fun event the whole fam­ily can come out and en­joy," Steven said.

Ven­dors were selling ev­ery­thing from DVDs to wood prod­ucts, there was face paint­ing, food stands, en­ter­tain­ment - and lots of so­cial­iz­ing.

Coal Dust Days con­tin­ues un­til July 26. For a full list of ac­tiv­i­ties, visit their Face­book page, https://www.face­book.com/pages/New-Water­ford-Coal-DustDays/130799396932827

Heather Tim­mons, left, and her daugh­ter Gayle Gallant, of New Water­ford, mem­bers of the 'Acts of Kind­ness on Cape Bre­ton Is­land' group, were found walk­ing Plum­mer Av­enue Thurs­day giv­ing out 'Free hugs.' Tim­mons said they de­cided to do it to put a smile on peo­ple's faces and although the event didn't start un­til 11 a.m., by 1 p.m. Tim­mons and Gallant had al­ready given out at least 200 hugs. RIGHT: Jayla Loveys, 5, of Mem­ber­tou, shows the face paint­ing of the but­ter­fly she got while at­tend­ing Plum­mer Av­enue Day with her grand­mother An­nie Loveys, of New Water­ford, Thurs­day. FAR RIGHT: Kiera McInnis, 5, of New Water­ford and her brother Cay­den, were both found en­joy­ing Plum­mer Av­enue Day decked out in Bat­man masks, af­ter their grand­mother Eileen McInnis pur­chased the masks from a ven­dor dur­ing the event, Thurs­day. Eileen said her grand­chil­dren love Bat­man, adding Cay­den even has a Bat­man cape he al­ways wants to wear to bed.

SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE/CAPE BRE­TON POST PHOTOS

L.J. Deru­elle, 12, of New Water­ford, plays a game dur­ing Plum­mer Av­enue Day Thurs­day while Eva Brushett, in front, 4, watches, as well as Deru­elle's sis­ter, back left, An­gel, 4, and brother Do­minic, 7. On the right is Eileen Muise, who along with Vi­ola Penny were fundrais­ing for 'Nora's Home' in In­dia, a pro­ject of the Sne­ha­layam Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

Sev­eral thou­sand peo­ple were found out en­joy­ing the Plum­mer Av­enue Day block party in New Water­ford Thurs­day, part of Coal Dust Days fes­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing Steven Cor­bett (back left), of Lin­gan, his wife Melissa and (in front from the left) friend El­iz­a­beth Car­ri­gan, 4, and the Cor­bett's chil­dren Jamis, 1, Jessie, 6, and So­phie, 4. Steven said they at­tend Plum­mer Av­enue Days ev­ery year, com­ment­ing it's a great fun event for the en­tire fam­ily.

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