Rumsey centennial fiercely celebrated

Spectators took in the vast fireworks display during the Rumsey centennial celebration on Sat. July 13. The weekend was filled with laughs, smiles and community as a large 358 person breakfast, over 600 person supper, school reunions, bouncy castles, a parade and more happened. ECA Review/T.Huxley

One hundred years have come and gone in what feels like a blink of an eye but much has happened since the community’s inception in 1919.

Rumsey holds a rich history, one that was celebrated with intense pride over the weekend, July 12 to July 14.

Although the community never bolstered a large population, the ones who have stayed have created a truly thriving community thanks to the consistent support.

“It was an incredible weekend,” began Rob Richmond, spokesperson for the Rumsey centennial committee.

In total, approximately 750 people registered for the centennial festivities.

Friday kicked off the weekend with the centennial campfire that had music and food.

Saturday had the bulk of activities starting with a large pancake breakfast put on by the Morrin volunteer fire department followed by the much-anticipated parade.

Best float was awarded to Mountain View Financial, best children’s float went to the Rumsey-Rowley 4-H Beef Club, best family entry went to the Steen family, the best animal float went to True Big Horse Hitch, the best antique entry went to Ken and Peep Bengert and the parade marshall’s choice went to the Cawiezel family with Coulee View Fab.