Large crowds, variety of events help make Stewiacke Town Days a success
STEWIACKE - They may be small is size, but when it comes to celebrating their heritage, Stewiackers are out in full force.
More than 1,000 people attended Stewiacke Town Days on the weekend in the South Colchester community, and almost all could agree that it couldn't have been more fun.
"Oh, it was a terrific weekend," said Paula Hudson. "The weather was perfect. It was just a very, very nice weekend."
The Stewiacke resident has lived in the small community her entire life and has attended many of the Stewiacke Town Days festivals but was especially pleased with this one.
"They seemed to have more to do this year, more going on around the town," she explained. "It was a really great theme and the costumes everyone was wearing were really cute."
Hudson attended the baseball games, the parade, dog show, the pancake breakfast and competed in the washer toss tournament.
"I think my favourite event was the washer toss though because it's just a lot of fun. I enjoy playing."
Stewiacke Town Days also attracts out-of-towners like Lauren Spinelli from Aylesford.
The nine-year-old overheard her parents talking about how much fun they had when they attended the festivities last year and wanted to check it out for herself this time.
"Yesterday I watched the parade and played the games in the park," said Spinelli. "I really liked it."
The youngster's favourite part of the entire weekend was when she bought some cotton candy.
"It was so good I even have some left still," she said.
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MLA Garry Burrill was also able to take in some of the festivities, as he was invited to participate in the annual councillors versus firefighters challenge.
"It was a great community celebration, just terrific," said Burrill. "People were out enjoying themselves, greeting each other, everyone was happy and it was a very nice thing to be in the midst of."
Burrill was able to watch the parade on Saturday and enjoyed the pancake breakfast at the legion. However, he realized that he is a long way away from excelling in hoola
"That's hard stuff," he laughed.