Sunny South News
You might know about the Buds and Blossoms contest put on by the Town of Coalhurst, but that’s not all the town has in the works for summer. Mayor Dennis Cassie says there are plans for a parade July 24 too. The annual Buds and Blossoms garden competition closes submissions July 14 at noon.
The judging of two categories – vegetable and flower gardens, starts at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third-place finishers in each category. “It’s a nice event,” says Cassie. “It’s a nice exercise for people to beautify their gardens.” According to Cassie, this is the first year residents can register their vegetable gardens in the contest. “We need to stimulate the excitement a little bit,” says Cassie. “We need to get people more excited. So, we added the vegetable garden.”
“It’s added incentive to get people going.” “I’m looking forward to seeing what the results will be for this coming year,” says Cassie. Contact the Town Office at 403-381-3033 to register a garden or for more information. That’s not all Coalhurst has planned for July. “We’re planning on having a parade,” says Cassie, “just a parade.” “It’s a modified Miner’s Day. You know, we are not going to have the full Miner’s Day, just the parade,” adding, “contingent on things getting better with COVID.”
Things are still a bit up in the air because of uncertainty around COVID-19. Despite this, “we are making plans to make a parade,” says Cassie, adding, “we’ll probably be inviting some of the food trucks.” It is also anticipated Coalhurst’s new spray park will open in August, as well.