Cel­e­brat­ing a cen­ten­nial in White­way

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

Or­ga­niz­ers of White­way Days 100th An­niver­sary say it was un­ques­tion­ably the best sum­mer cel­e­bra­tion ever staged in this spir­ited, dy­namic community on the shore of Trin­ity Bay.

“Our build­ing was packed all week and the var­i­ous events were very well at­tended,” said Bar­bara War­ren Ge­orge, who chairs the town’s 10mem­ber re­cre­ation com­mis­sion.

The cel­e­bra­tion fea­tured a busy sched­ule of events that started on July 22 and con­cluded a week later on July 29.

The event marked the 100th an­niver­sary of set­tle­ment in the area, and co­in­cided with a come home year cel­e­bra­tion.

Among the groups ac­tive dur­ing the week were the Her­itage So­ci­ety, the White­way 50-Plus Club, and the United Church and the Angli­can Church women’s groups.

The sched­ule of events was about as di­verse and en­ter­tain­ing as any you’ll find at a sum­mer fes­ti­val, and in­cluded pa­rades, ec­u­meni­cal church ser­vices, live mu­sic, soft­ball, scav­enger hunt, games of chance, golf, dory races, go-kart races, a car show, fish­ing con­test, and much, much more. And of course there was plenty of op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a hearty meal and kick up your feet on the dance floor.

White­way has a grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion for its community pride and spirit, and there was no short­age of this on dis­play dur­ing the week, said Bar­bara War­ren Ge­orge.

In­cluded here are a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs from the cel­e­bra­tions, sub­mit­ted by Shirley Ge­orge.

Pho­tos cour­tesy of Shirley Ge­orge

David Brewer (left) of Branch and Jef­frey Har­num of White­way give it their all in the dory races.

Tyler Ge­orge (left) and Lo­gan Jack­son take to the track their turn at rac­ing dur­ing the pop­u­lar go-kart races. In the back­ground are or­ga­niz­ers, par­ents and grand­par­ents.

Marina Bonnell (left) is shown with the Trin­ity Shore Fid­dlers at the White­way Days Folk Fes­ti­val. The young mu­si­cians in­clude, from left, Madi­son Os­bourne, Dillon Brown, Paige White, Abby Hig­don and Shauna Brown.

Macken­zie Burgess (left) is the daugh­ter of Dwight and Joanne Burgess, while John Cumby (right) is the son of Dean and Kelly Cumby. Both en­joyed their ex­pe­ri­ences in the go-kart races.

Among those en­joy­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences in White­way were, from left, Ash­ton Hig­don, Jack Par­sons and Do­minic Har­num.

Lloyd Snow is shown per­form­ing at the White­way Folk Fes­ti­val.

Speed­ster Blake Jack­son is son of Tonya and Tom Jack­son.

Scott An­drews (left) and Mayor Craig Whe­lan A very wet Avalon MP Scott An­drews (left) showed his spirit by of­ferign him­self as a tar­get in the dunk tank. He is shown here with White­way Mayor Craig Whalen.

Jef­fery Har­num of White­way took a tum­ble in the wa­ter when he lost his foot­ing, but that didn’t stop him. They “righted the ship” and re­sumed the dory race.

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