White­way cel­e­brates with sum­mer event

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The Town of White­way cel­e­brated its an­nual White­way Days July 29-31.

A ping pong tour­na­ment, Mr./ Ms. Shag Rock com­pe­ti­tion, breakfast at the me­mo­rial cen­tre, boat flotilla, games for all ages, bob­ber race, poker walk, adult dance with “ Bar­code,” and 19th an­nual White­way Days folk fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing Craig Young, car show, sum­mer art show, and bouncy cas­tle made for a full sched­ule of events and at­trac­tions dur­ing the three-day event.

In the ping pong tour­na­ment, Coady Ge­orge won first place, Travis Thorne took se­cond place, and Tyler Har­num fin­ished in third.

The Mr./ Ms. Shag Rock com­pe­ti­tion was a fun night for men dressed as women and women dressed as men. First place prizes were awarded to Travis Har­num and Kelly Cumby. Se­cond place went to Ni­cholas Brown and Christine Brown, and third place to Lori and Lee Har­num.

Satur­day’s events started with a breakfast with Trin­ity-Bay de Verde MHA Char­lene John­son and Avalon MP Scott An­drews.

In the go cart race for kids ages 7-12, Dy­lan Ab­bott fin­ished in first place, while Ash­ley Jack­son came in se­cond.

Spon­sored by area busi­nesses, the event was or­ga­nized by White­way Re­cre­ation Com­mit­tee along with the town coun­cil and vol­un­teer fire de­part­ment.

Photo by Burton K. Janes/the Com­pass

White­way har­bour was abuzz with ac­tiv­ity as men, women and chil­dren took to the wa­ter for a stab at the food fish­ery on Satur­day, July 30. Sib­lings Ryan and Brook­lyn Ge­orge, who were vis­it­ing with their fam­ily from Fort McMur­ray, Al­berta, proudly dis­play their catch of the day.

White­way Days 2001 fea­tured a Mr./Ms. Shag Rock com­peti­ti­ton. First-place prizes were awarded to Kelly Cumby (left) and Travis Har­num. Brady Whalen has just passed the fin­ish line in the go cart race.

Photo by Burton K. Janes/the Com­pass

Leon Jack­son of Par­adise, vis­itng White­way for the week­end, is fil­let­ing his catch in the food fish­ery. “Nut­tin’ like it when it’s fresh, right out of the wa­ter,” he quipped.

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