Plummer Avenue Day attracts crowds
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.
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.