Moving the Grand Street Parade
lain said she wasn’t able to release any further information about which events would be moved.
A large part of the reasoning is to spread the benefits of the festival around, which goes back to the festival’s original mandate and mission, she added.
Snow pointed out that there is an entire emergency measures plan that goes along with Kentville hosting the parade. She wonders how a similar plan for New Minas will be created in just three months. Snow said it seems there are many issues that haven’t been considered.
Snow hadn’t received any feedback on the parade being moved from any of the other mayors and said it didn’t seem like there had been any consultation.
The festival was introduced in 1933 to publicize the apple industry and scenic beauty of the Valley and to help foster the development of local talent through various festival events.
This year’s festival runs from May 24 to 29 with the theme “Rooted in Tradition.”
For more information on the festival, visit www.appleblossom.com.