Connect with neighbours at annual Errington event

Hi Neighbour Day takes place on Saturday, Aug. 18

Errington’s 49th annual Hi Neighbour Day is taking place this Saturday, Aug. 18.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. in the Errington War Memorial Hall served by members of the Errington Volunteer Fire Department.

An arts and crafts display will be available for viewing at the old fire hall from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On display will be paintings, photos, carvings, posters, drums, and much more, all done by Errington artists of all ages.

The weekly Errington Farmers’ Market will be happening in the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Founded 45 years ago by Gerry Shaw, the market is the place to go for fresh vegetables, fruit, preserves, home baking, bedding plants, lunches and a selection of local crafts. There is always live music from the Community Stage.

The hall board will be serving up free corn on the cob and there will be hay rides and games for kids on the field.

The Hi Neighbour parade will being at 12:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to dress up and join in.

No registration is required, just line up near the corner of Grafton and Memorial roads, ready to go by 12:15. p.m.

At 12:30 p.m. the parade will begin along Grafton Road to the corner, then down Errington Road to the hall.

At 1 p.m. the eighth annual Greater Errington Memorial Zucchini Races will take place on the field in the community park. Four at a time, the wheeled zucchinis roar down the ramp to crash into the barriers, collide with a competitor or cross the finish line.

— Submitted by Bob Herbison

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