By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Iron Springs Parade to be held in Iron Springs on Sept. 10.
The Iron Springs Parade Committee has announced the parade will kick off at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., a scrumptious barbecue meal will be served. The cost for the meal is $3 per person. At 9 p.m., there will be a pie baking contest with fireworks and a bonfire to follow.
Unfortunately, the most popular event last year — the lawn mower races — was cancelled this year. The committee held an emergency meeting over the weekend to discuss the lawn mower races, due to legal issues, that have come up. Other activities were also cancelled at the last minute but the show must go on and it will and it will be the best yet, according to organizers.
2016 marks the fifth year the event has been held in the small Lethbridge County community and this year’s fireworks, it is hoped, will reflect the event’s five years.
“We have a bigger budget for that. That should be nice,” said one of the organizers John Heersink, from the committee.
“We wanted to make it a little special for the fifth year,” he added.
The parade, of course, will continue to go around twice this year. “Twice around the block and the first Saturday after Labour Day — they are two unique features we want to keep consistent. Small town stuff but it will be a lot of fun,” said Heersink.
Please contact Angie Ploeg at 403-738-4743 or Heersink at 403-9291714 for more information.
Come and join the community in its celebration and don’t forget to bring a chair.