Veteran’s 100th birthday bash

Jennifer Chernishenko
ECA Review Reporter

Veteran celebrated their 100th birthday with three days of entertainment, activities and meals on July 20, 21 and 22.  Friday night opened up the festivities with registration starting in the afternoon and going late into the night. For supper there was free barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs in the hall. Following the meal was the opening ceremonies and after that was a dance until 1 a.m.

Saturday morning had more registration and a breakfast in the hall. Around 11 a.m. a parade went around village. Though it was windy, people came out to watch and get the candy.
Activities for the whole family then filled the whole afternoon. There was a talent show,  and building tours, as well as bouncy castles and others activities for children. Two demonstrations included the setting up of an oil rig on Saturday and a threshing demonstration on Sunday. Also, the United Church was open for anyone in need of refreshments. As the afternoon wound down there was a barbecue supper and more performances. A blast of fireworks ended the day with light and colour.
Sunday was the last, but not least, day of celebrations. Another breakfast was held in the hall, followed by an interdenominational church service in the Veteran School.

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