The second wash
SPRINGHILL; Sassy Jack and his Crew are looking to outdo themselves this year when the second annual washer toss lands in Springhill this coming May.
Preparations are under way for as many as 60 couples to spend a day eating hotdogs and hamburgers, drinking a few pops and battling tooth and nail for washer toss supremacy.
The Special Events Committee of Springhill is accepting registration for the mixed washer toss tournament Saturday, May 3, at the Richard Calder Arena.
Only 120 people -- 60 couples -- will be accepted for the daylong event.
"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 here in Springhill."
Falconer is talking about the same sensational firework extravaganza held last year at the Lions Park in Springhill.
Last years fire works display cost $5,500 and this year's spectacular display will cost about the same.
"There were a lot of people out for last years fireworks," Falconer said, "And the feedback we got was very positive."
As many people remember, the 2006 fireworks display didn't happen because of cutbacks by the Town of Springhill.
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 Washer Toss Tournament is $10 per person and first place is $100, 2nd is $70 and 3rd is $30.
There will also be a draw for beautiful brand new washer boxes donated by Sassy Jack.
Registration is through the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre Office and deadline 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.