Toss washers for fireworks

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Toss washers for fireworks

SPRINGHILL - Sassy Jack and his Crew are at it again.
Preparations are now under way for 60 couples to spend a day eating hotdogs and hamburgers, drinking a few pops and battling tooth and nail for washer toss supremacy.
Springhill's special events committee is accepting registration for the second mixed washer toss tournament on Saturday, May 3, at the Richard Calder Arena beginning at 11 a.m.
Only 120 people - 60 couples - will be accepted into the competition.
"It's open to people 19 years of age or older," committee member Clarence Falconer said. "The money that is obtained by the washer toss tournament will go towards the July 1st, fireworks."
Last years fire works display cost $5,500 and this year's display will cost about the same.
"There were a lot of people out to watch last year's fireworks," Falconer said, "And the feedback we got was very positive."
The 2006 fireworks display didn't happen because of cutbacks by the town. There was a huge outcry by the public and concerned citizens took the bull by the horns and raised money to make sure kids were not deprived of their Canada Day fireworks.
One business stepping up to the plate is the Oxford Scotiabank. They will match money raised by the event dollar for dollar.
"I am overwhelmed and extremely pleased with the Scotiabank out of Oxford," Falconer said. "Every dollar we take in for the washer toss tournament they will give a dollar to go towards the fireworks."
Admission to the tournament is $10 per person. There will be a barbeque, cash bar and a 50/50 draw. First prize is $100, second gets $70 and third is $30.
There will also be a draw for beautiful brand new washer boxes donated by Sassy Jack.
Registration is required through the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre office. Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m.
Any individuals, groups or business establishments who would like to make a donation towards the fireworks display can contact Pam Adams, the director of leisure services at the Community Centre, at 763-3000.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com




Organizations: Scotiabank, Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre

Geographic location: Oxford

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