Revved up

Lawn­mower trac­tor race one of new ad­di­tions to Morell River Run Fes­ti­val

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS -

A lawn­mower trac­tor race and a float­ing hole-in-one con­test are two new ac­tiv­i­ties added to this year’s Morell River Run Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val be­gins Wed­nes­day with a two- or five-kilo­me­tre fun run at 6 p.m. The run starts at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Trail at Red Head Road. The lawn­mower races be­gin at 7 p.m. in West St. Peter’s. Signs will be posted.

“The plan­ning com­mit­tee tries to keep as many events as pos­si­ble free and we wouldn’t be able to do that with­out fundrais­ing ef­forts through­out the year and gen­er­ous do­na­tions and spon­sor­ships from lo­cal busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als,” said com­mit­tee chair­woman Paula Sin­nott.

Bruce Smith will lead a guided na­ture walk Thurs­day at 6 p.m. at the Meika Ke­u­necke Trail on the Red Head Road.

At 6:30 p.m. the River Run pa­rade winds through the vil­lage start­ing at the high school. Last­minute par­tic­i­pants are welcome and en­trants are asked to line up at the school by 6 p.m.

There will be a tween/teen games night hap­pen­ing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ros­siter Park. The Morell Lions Club street dance takes place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Morell Maples Mall park­ing lot.

Satur­day morn­ing’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude chil­dren’s sto­ries and crafts at the Morell Li­brary from 10 to 11 a.m.

Peo­ple can cre­ate their own wa­ter­craft and try to sail across the river dur­ing the flotilla or watch from the park.

The Morell sports­man’s din­ner hap­pens at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Al Woods. For tick­ets, con­tact Kip or Mary Leah Doyle at 902-313-0068.

The river run car rally kicks off Sun­day at 1 p.m., start­ing at the Morell Fire Hall, the float­ing hole-in-one chal­lenge is at the Ros­siter Park float­ing dock from 3 to 5 p.m. First hole in one wins a big prize.

The river run rub­ber duck race takes place at 5 p.m.

More fes­ti­val events can be found at: face­­lRiverRunFes­ti­val.

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