Old Home Week scheduled for Parrsboro July 14-19

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2014 queen to be crowned Friday evening

PARRSBORO – A busy week in Parrsboro is ahead for July 14-19, as the Parrsboro Lions Club will hold its annual Old Home Week activities.

Contestants in this year's Old Home Week queen's pageant are (clockwise from top, left) Victoria McLellan, Anna Ripley, Taylor Shea, Emma Durant, Madison Terfry-LeBlanc, and Megan Ripley.

Events will kick off on Monday with a family kite-flying afternoon at Partridge Island Beach. Beginning at 2 p.m., the activity will conclude with free ice cream at Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum.

Tuesday will see a bicycle rodeo held at the Lions Arena, again at 2 p.m., where participants will not only be treated to instruction on their bicycles, but also hotdogs and pop.

What many consider to be the official launch of Old Home Week will take place on Wednesday evening, as the grand street parade is held. The parade will begin from the parking lot of Parrsboro Regional High School at 6:30 p.m.

The street parade will be followed by the annual doll carriage parade on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Friday will see the queen contestants in action, as they first serve supper at Trinity United Church, and then appear at the arena for the crowning ceremony. Details on this year’s contestants are featured below.

After the grand street parade on Wednesday, the remainder of the week will see rides and amusements at the arena fairgrounds, as well as indoor sales and live entertainment, with tickets on numerous raffles to be drawn on Saturday evening.

Six contestants will be vying for the queen’s crown this year:

Taylor Emily Shea is the 15-year-old daughter of Lisa and Justin Shea of Parrsboro. The Grade 10 student’s hobbies include song, dance and leadership. Her future plans are to attend Dalhousie University, and follow her dream of a career in the medical field.

Victoria Oshlyn McLellan is the 15-year-old daughter of Scott and Rachel McLellan of Southampton. The Grade 10 student’s hobbies include sports, art, air cadets, and reading. Her future plans include pursuing a career in the air force.

Anna Ripley is the 14-year-old daughter of David and P.J. Ripley of Lakelands. The Grade 9 student’s hobbies include softball, basketball and reading. Her future plans are to become a geriatric nurse.

Megan Ripley is the 15-year-old daughter of David and P.J. Ripley of Lakelands. The Grade 10 student’s hobbies include gardening and reading. Her future plan is to become a botanist.

Madison Terfry-LeBlanc is the 13-year-old daughter of April LeBlanc and Mike Terfry, of Parrsboro. The Grade 8 student’s hobbies include reading, singing, writing, and drawing. Her future plan is to become a lawyer.

Emma Durant is the 15-year-old daughter of Sheila Henwood and Robert Durant of Parrsboro. Her hobbies are to dance, sing, swim, and she also enjoys “hanging out with friends.” Her future plans are to attend university and become a counselor.

Organizations: Ottawa House, Sea Museum, Lions Arena Parrsboro Regional High School Trinity United Church Dalhousie University

Geographic location: Parrsboro

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