Coombs Family Day a rousing success

The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association and Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association would like to send big bouquets of spring flowers to everyone who came out to enjoy and help with the Coombs Family Day, Feb. 17.

This popular community event welcomed more than 30,00 visitors to a vintage, proudly “unplugged” event that celebrates history, handmade crafts, animals, and the importance of family time.

People of all ages enjoyed the miniature railway, “fishing” for rocks and gems, meeting farm animals, face painting, learning about spinning and weaving, refreshments and so much more. Seeing families taking the time to sit together and play a game of checkers is one example of what made Family Day simple and special.

In our very busy world, it is a gift to have community volunteers, not for profit groups, and businesses, all come together to give generously so that families can celebrate being together.

Special thanks goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, and the Regional District of Nanaimo, for their continued support of Coombs Family Day. See you all next year!

Kim Longmuir

Parksville

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