Bay de Verde Her­itage Days

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH - BY PATSY BLUN­DON

Bay de Verde Her­itage Days started on July 28 and ended on Aug. 1. On Wed­nes­day, we hosted our se­nior’s day, with ap­prox­i­mately 100 se­niors at­tend­ing.

They en­joyed live en­ter­tain­ment by com­mu­nity res­i­dents such as Glenn Noo­nan, Don Keyes, Dale Walsh and many oth­ers. The Bac­calieu Dancers also pro­vided some old-fash­ioned square danc­ing, much to the se­niors’ de­light. A free lunch was pro­vided by the Bay de Verde recre­ation com­mit­tee. There was also poker ac­tion and teen and pre-teen dances on Wed­nes­day night.

On Fri­day, we had our Kid’s Fun Day at the play­ground. There was a great turnout, with about 50 chil­dren in at­ten­dance. A free lunch, in­clud­ing fruit plat­ters, was pro­vided by the Bay de Verde recre­ation com­mit­tee. The kids had fun play­ing all sorts of games such as tug-of-war, sack races and red rover, as well as free bounces in the Bouncy Cas­tle. At the end of the day all of the kids took home a loot bag.

Un­for­tu­nately, the weather on Fri­day evening didn’t co-op­er­ate and fam­ily night had to be post­poned. Many peo­ple ran for their cars as tor­ren­tial rain poured out of the sky. Fam­ily night and the fire­works will now take place on Fri­day, Aug. 27 at the Bay de Verde Her­itage Premises start­ing at 7 p.m. We will have live en­ter­tain­ment by Ron­nie and Ger­ard Walsh, Bouncy Cas­tle, Ne­vada Tick­ets, Can­teen and many free prizes to be given away. The fire­works will be set off soon af­ter it be­comes dark. There’s no ad­mit­tance fee.

Over 250 plates of fish-n-brewis were de­liv­ered Satur­day morn­ing to res­i­dents of Bay de Verde and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Thirty boil­ers of fish-n-brewis were do­nated by lo­cal res­i­dents of Bay de Verde. It was a great suc­cess

Satur­day night the har­bour was emp­tied out as ev­ery­body piled into the Ro­man Catholic hall for the adult dance. The dance was well at­tended and the mu­sic was ex­cel­lent.

Even though the weather was a lit­tle cold and cloudy, many peo­ple turned out at the Her­itage Premises on Sun­day to en­joy the live en­ter­tain­ment, Ne­vada tick­ets, spins, bouncy cas­tle and much more. Tick­ets were drawn on a quilt that was do­nated by Karen Riggs. The win­ner of the quilt was Pa­tri­cia Noo­nan. There was also a draw for $1,000, with Betty Oliver the lucky win­ner. The win­ner of the 50-50 draw was Robyn Coish.

Over­all, it was a very suc­cess­ful week, with all the par­tic­i­pants en­joy­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties im­mensely. We look for­ward to Her­itage Days 2011, which are sched­uled for Aug. 5-7, 2011.

Patsy Blun­don is an em­ployee with the Bay de Verde Her­itage Premises.

The Bouncy Cas­tle was a hit with the chil­dren.

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