Car­bon­ear Days week­end full of fun

Res­i­dents cel­e­brate com­mu­nity

The Compass - - Editorial - BY CHRIS LEWIS [email protected]­n­com­

CAR­BON­EAR, NL — Car­bon­ear com­mu­nity pride re­cently with en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties to mark Car­bon­ear Days.

The events kicked off Thurs­day night, Aug. 3, and fin­ished up on Mon­day, Aug. 7.

Res­i­dents were able to take part in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing a sculpin-fish­ing con­test, tea bun bak­ing con­test and tid­dly cham­pi­onship.

Car­bon­ear Days wrapped up on Mon­day with the an­nual pa­rade.

Events sched­uled for Mon­day that were can­celled due to rain were resched­uled for Thurs­day, Aug. 10.

Fire trucks led the Car­bon­ear Day pa­rade through Wa­ter Street, greet­ing on­look­ers on the side­walks.

Some friendly faces also joined in, fol­low­ing closely be­hind ve­hi­cles par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pa­rade.

Res­i­dents dressed to im­press with cos­tumes and floats, hop­ing for their chance to win an award at the end of the pa­rade.

The 10th an­nual Car­bon­ear World Cup of Tid­dly Womens Champions. From left to right, Rachael Snow, Emma Haraga, Jane Green, Brenda Young, Anne Hynes, Laura Haraga and Mayor Ge­orge Butt Jr.

The 10th an­nual Car­bon­ear World Cup of Tid­dly Mens Champions. From left to right, Dun­can Cameron, Dave Finn, David Kennedy, Chris Green, Alf Bourne and Mark Sturge.

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