Sun shines on Port Greville
Fun day celebrated with a parade, fire hall events and lumberjack show
Port Greville celebrated its Fireman’s Field Day and the Age of Sail Museum Aug. 5, with a parade, fire hall celebrations and a timber show.
The parade saw antique cars, fire trucks, a horse and more travel across Route 209. Children eagerly awaited with bags as participants tossed out candy.
Trophies were handed out for the following categories:
Best car: Grey 1972 Mach 1 Mustang
Best fire truck: Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department
Most humorous: Pirate float (in memory of Walter Lake)
Best overall: 1928 Ford Model A painted yellow with Harrison’s Home Hardware logo (in memory of Don Harrison)
Live music was provided at the FPW fire hall as attendees enjoyed the hot day. Barbecue and chicken dinners were available as community members got the chance to view the parade entries again. Bingo was played and children were able to participate in field games.
Tickets were also sold for the Shore Drive Community Development Association’s Canada
QQQQ150 quilt made by Sharon Benjamin. Tickets are still available for the Dec. 3 draw and are $2 each or three for $5.
All proceeds from the parade and field day event went to FPW Fire Brigade.
In the afternoon, the Age of Sail museum hosted the Scotts Timber Show. From Barrington, N.S., the family of fifth-generation lumberjacks delighted audiences with mock competitions of log rolling, tub racing, axing, sawing and wood sculpting. Two audience members received miniature wooden chairs.
The free show was made possible by a Canada 150 grant from the provincial government.
The museum also hosted a historical knife-making workshop that weekend with Michael Tennyson, blacksmith. Tennyson, who has been leading monthly workshops at the museum, will provide the last two blacksmithing workshops for the season Sept. 1 and 2, and Oct. 6 and 7.
At the Fireman’s field day children had the opportunity to play the fish pond, bucket toss, spin the wheel, guess the number candies in the jar and get face paint. Pictured is the fish pond.
Kade Snow (left) and Dylan Dowe. Dowe has raced at the Scotia Speedworld competition.
A pirate-themed float in memory of Walter Lake won the prize for most humorous. Walter Lake passed away earlier this year. Jeff Malusk (left) and Derek Snow participate in the blacksmithing workshop.
The Scotts Timber show entertained audiences with their humour and lumber skills. Pictured is the red team racing to saw through first.
Alyssa Casey (left) and Raymond Scott compete in log rolling. Casey recently came back from the world championships in Hayward, Wis., where she placed fifth in junior logrolling.