Picnic Inn the Park turns 30
A30-year tradition continues this Sunday when the Innovation Credit Union hosts their annual Picnic Inn the Park.
The afternoon family event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverside Park, with those in attendance treated to food at old-fashioned prices, stage entertainment, children’s games, along with a series of displays and booths. In recognition of the annual community celebration, which dates back to June 1981, this year’s Picnic features an 80s theme. Individuals and families attending the afternoon event are invited to wear 1980s attire, and cash prizes will be awarded for the individuals with the biggest 80s hair and the best overall costume. People wishing to enter the contest are asked to visit the contest registration booth.
The event, hosted during the first Sunday in June, will be relocated to the Stockade and Palliser Pavilion at Kinetic Park in the event of poor weather. The Southwest Crisis Services Duck Derby will launch at 4 p.m. on the Swift Current Creek. Proceeds from the sale of Duck Derby tickets go to support the operation of the 24 hour telephone crisis line which provides information and support to callers. This service is free of charge and callers in southwest Saskatchewan can access it through the toll free phone number 1-800-567-3334. The Swift Current Rural Detachment of the RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a pair of unsolved crimes.
Sometime between 7 p.m. on May 25 and 6:30 a.m. on May 26, three businesses were broken into in the town of Cabri. The businesses were all located in the Center Street and 1st Street area. At each location thieves broke the lock on the door without damaging any other property. A heavy 500 pound beige safe was stolen from one of the businesses.
Sometime between the afternoon hours of May 27 and the morning of May 30, a Hyundai front end loader was vandalized on the property of the Department of Highways near Jen Mar Trailer Court in Swift Current. All of the windows in the unit were smashed out causing approximately $2,000 worth of damage.
If you have information about this or any other crime, contact your nearest police service or RCMP, or if you wish to remain anonymous Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.