Maxville is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a bang, history, and alternate uses for cabers.
June 11 is the big day, starting with the Maxville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Village Sidewalk Sale at 8 a.m.
A parade is set at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, an assortment of fun activities will be held at the Maxville Fairgrounds. Events will include “old-fashioned” games, music, a pig roast. The festivities are capped with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Organizers are also planning a gala dinner at the Maxville and District Sports Complex, followed by performances by bands Fridge Full of Empties and Uncle George at the Metcalfe Centre.
Displays at the sports complex and Metcalfe Centre will feature old photographs and memorabilia of Maxville’s early beginnings and highlights of the village’s changes over the years.
Meanwhile, a caber decorating contest is being organized and a mini-caber race will be held June 11.
Among the village’s many attractions is the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, founded in 1978 to commemorate the achievements of local athletes. Six athletes are inducted annually. In addition to permanent displays, the hall features a soccer room. The hall is open to the public from mid-May until Labour Day weekend. The Farmers’ Market is open every Friday during Summer. Maxville celebrates Canada Day in fine patriotic fashion and the Santa Claus parade has become a favourite Yuletide custom.