Cre­ative cabers

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Special - - Maxville -

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.

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