Capturing Carbonear Days
Carbonear Days has always been about the children of the area. This year was no exception.
A successful parade in the morning was followed by activities and the Little Miss and Mister Carbonear pageant at Paddy’s Garden.
The weather co-operated and the sun beamed down on all those in attendance.
Here are some of the highlights from the events in Carbonear on Monday, Aug. 3.
PRINCE AND PRINCESS — Ben Clarke (right) spent weeks preparing his Little Mister Carbonear costume, which he proudly paraded down Water Street wearing during the Carbonear Day festivities. He was joined by his grandmother Maxine Clarke, who played the part of Miss Carbonear. Ben won the best costume award for his entry in the parade.
BEST DECORATED CAR — Sandra Smith (right) and Debbie Reynolds pose in front of their entry in the Carbonear Days parade Monday, Aug. 3. Sandra, who is a member of the Tri Con Gentle Giants, operates her own recycling business. She won the best car category.
A ROYAL WAVE — Miss Teen Trinity Conception Kylie Jackson of South Dildo and Emily Butt, Trinity Conception Junior Miss, from Harbour Grace, rode in a Mustang convertible in the Carbonear Days parade on Monday, Aug. 3.
ORGANIC ADDITION — St. Patrick’s Organic Community Garden entered the parade this year, pushing wheelbarrows with scarescrows in them and carrying a large banner. The members of the group maintain their own garden beds growing all sorts of delicious crops.
KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE — The husband and wife duo of Paul (right) and Christine Baldwin were Captain Gilbert Pike and Princess Sheila NaGeira respectively in the Carbonear Days parade on Monday, Aug. 3 on Water Street. Pike was a pirate and NaGeira was a princess who fell in love with him, according to a story that is told to many visitors to the area.
GOING FOR A RAZZ — Ray Fitzgerald decorated and hopped on his quad to take part in the Carbonear Days parade on Monday, Aug. 3. The member of St. Patrick’s Organic Community Gardens brought along a (stuffed) buddy to ride with him.