Kites kick off Old Home Week in Parrsboro

Andrew Wagstaff
Published on July 11, 2011
(From left) Kristin and Ainslie Hill, along with Grace Willigar, were among those enjoying the kite flying activities kicking off Old Home Week celebrations in Parrsboro on July 11. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record

PARRSBORO - Old Home Week kicked off here on July 11, not with a grand street parade or a midway at the fairgrounds, but with families flying kites at Partridge Island beach.

Inspired by a kite-flying event hosted by the town during the spring, King Lion Frank Hartman said the Parrsboro Lions Club wanted to try a similar event to extend the week's activities and

"When we put it on Facebook there was a lot of comments on how people would like to extend Old Home Week, and make it a week again," said Hartman. "So we figured, why not try a family kite flying thing, and get get some families out here?"

People of all ages were taking advantage of the sunny day at the the beach to participate in the first-time Old Home Week event.

Activities will continue with a bike rodeo at the Lions Arena parking lot on Tuesday, July 12 at 2 p.m., followed by the annual Old Home Week parade on July 13 at 6:30 p.m., the doll carriage parade and Queen's Contestant Supper on July 14, and the crowning of the queen at the Lions Arena on July 14.

(For the full story, see the July 14 issue of The Citizen-Record)