Annual Labour Day celebrations in Tatamagouche includes new event

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TATAMAGOUCHE – It’s time to clean out your cupboards and closets in support of local firefighters. 

The Tatamagouche volunteer fire department will once again host its annual Labour Day celebration, which will kick off with a giant yard sale and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 30.

“Donations of any good used or new items would be welcome,” said Deputy Chief Tim Colburn. “Every little bit helps, with all proceeds going directly back into protection of the community. We also need larger items for our auction. People can drop them off at the hall or we’d be happy to come pick them up.”

Colburn said there will be someone at the hall to receive donations every evening at the Church Street entrance from 6 to 9 p.m. until the big event.

People who have items to be picked up can call Chief Ian MacDonald at 902 -257-2215, Peter Lockerby 902-657-2420 or any firefighter to make arrangements.

The giant yard sale and silent auction will get underway about 9 a.m. Final bids will be awarded by mid-afternoon.

This year, the department added a new event to extend the fun of its annual Labour Day festivities, which will take place this weekend. A golf and washer toss tournament will be held on Sunday beginning at noon at Brule Point Golf. The event is a two-person team and the cost to enter is $30 per person. All proceeds will go to the fire department.

The tournament consists of nine holes of scramble golf followed by a washer toss tournament with barbecue and prizes. To sign up, call Jimmy at 902-890-2068 or the pro shop at 902-657-4653.

On Labour Day there is something planned for all ages beginning with the crowd-favourite street parade at noon. Following the parade the transformed fire hall will be filled with carnival games and a canteen offering corn on the cob, fried pepperoni, hot dogs and fries.

At 2 p.m., old-time fiddlers and other entertainment will take to the stage at the hall. At 7 p.m. young local musicians will perform.

People working up an appetite at the games in the afternoon will want to stop by the North Colchester High School cafeteria for a traditional baked bean supper beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Food donations for the meal can be dropped off on Monday afternoon.

IF YOU GO:  

Sunday, Aug. 24:

Golf and washer toss tournament, noon, Brule Point Golf. The cost is $30 per person, two-person teams.

Saturday, Aug. 30:

Giant yard sale and silent auction, 9 a.m., Tatamagouche fire hall.

Monday, Sept. 1:

Street parade, noon; games, picnic, dunk tank.

Entertainment and singing, old time fiddlers, 2 to 4p.m.; variety show, 7 to 9 p.m.

Salad and baked bean supper, 4:30 p.m., North Colchester High School cafeteria.

Organizations: North Colchester High School

Geographic location: Tatamagouche, Church Street

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