Same site, new ac­tiv­i­ties for T-Day

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Brome

Town­ship­pers’ Day re­turns to Knowl­ton this Satur­day, be­gin­ning at 9:00 am and run­ning un­til 5:00 pm on the Brome Fair­grounds. “This site is ab­so­lutely per­fect for Town­ship­pers’ Day be­cause, as it was in Stanstead, ev­ery­thing takes place at the same site; peo­ple like it like that. We have over thirty ar­ti­sans and over forty non-profit groups, more than last year. The non­prof­its, es­pe­cially in the health sec­tor, like to come to the event be­cause they get to net­work with each other,” said Kate Hol­brook of the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion. A nice bonus that came with at­tract­ing health or­ga­ni­za­tions to the event is that they all now have information in English to hand out. “Tourisme Lac Brome will have a kiosk at Town­hip­pers’ Day for the first time for those who want to know what to do in the area this fall.”

The mu­si­cal per­for­mances will be­gin with the singing of the na­tional an­them by the Knowl­ton Academy Choir, a chil­dren’s choir led by Lucy Hoblyn, daugh­ter of Sarah and John Hoblyn. “We’ll have Bea­tles mu­sic, coun­try mu­sic and rock. We’ve in­vited en­ter­tain­ers from all over the Town­ships. We’re in the same lo­ca­tion as last year but we will be hav­ing new ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ers,” ex­plained Ms. Hol­brook. One of those new ac­tiv­i­ties will be Pe­tanque demon­stra­tions where peo­ple can try their hand at the lawn game, sheep shear­ing demon­stra­tions and a

pet­ting zoo. There will also be a big and bouncy farm for the lit­tle kids to jump around in. “Also new this year is that we’ll be hav­ing Hero in 30 train­ings all day long. Peo­ple can learn how to save lives!”

Vis­i­tors can take a free bus tour to the Brome County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mu­seum, an al­paca farm and the Tib­bett’s School­house. Those who take the tour are el­i­gi­ble for a draw­ing of two prizes for overnight stays in the area.

Town­ship­pers’ Day is a free event but there is a $2 park­ing fee. If in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing or for gen­eral information call the Knowl­ton of­fice (450-242-4421) or the Len­noxville of­fice (819 566-5717), or visit tday.ca.

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