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Festival organizer requests Hamilton Township help

By Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

Larry Williams

Larry Williams


An organizer for June's Harwood Old Fashioned Fun Fair, part of the Canada 150 celebrations, wants Hamilton Township to pay $4,000 for fireworks and $80 for a cake for the weekend events

Larry Williams put the request to councillors recently, as he explained the old-fashioned approach of celebrations being planned for June 23 to 25 at the Harwood park and dock area.

For the kids, there will be three-legged and sack races that they don't usually have these days, he explained, but the more modern rock climbing may be added as a fundraiser.

Should council support the fireworks, this would take place at dusk on Friday — and there would be hot dogs, hamburgers and music to go along with them, starting at 5 p.m..

The kids' fun day is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes vendors, displays, a beer garden, and heritage cars and tractors, Williams said. A dinner-dance is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday there will be an ecumenical church service at 11 a.m. at the Harwood dock, followed by a strawberry luncheon from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Harwood Hall, councillors were told.