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The Elkwater Community Association is hosting an Elkwater Park Day event on Saturday July 20 at the Elkwater Community Hall.
Things start in the morning with a 10 a.m. craft market running until 4 p.m. at the hall. Organizer Elaine Ziegenhagel says the market will offer a lot of variety.
“We’re just about full with vendors and we’ve got a bit of everything,” she said. “We have homemade items and people who run small businesses — it’s a good place to get something nice and to support local.”
The group is then hosting a barbecue after the market from 4:45-6 p.m. with $5 buying one ticket.
“That gets you a pop, a hotdog or a hamburger and chips or veggies,” she said. “We’ll have volunteers working and making sure everyone gets what they want.”
The barbecue is followed by a bingo session that opens at 7 p.m. — games start thirty minutes later.
“That’s a $1 per card type of bingo that is open to families and it’s cash bingo,” she said. “We’ll finish it up with blackout bingo and the end of it — just lots of fun all around.”
The night will finish on a high note with fireworks planned to start at dusk.
“We’ve been doing this for many years and the fireworks are a fun way for people of all ages to finish up a fun night,” she said. “We do the fireworks on Parks Day rather than July 1 because there will be more campers out there to enjoy them.
“We do all of this to get the community out and together for the day — just to celebrate our community.”
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The park staff will also be hosting events throughout the day on July 20 with a number of free things to do with the family.
The events kick off and run until 4 p.m. and it includes and Elkwater Fire Department demonstration at the Learning Centre Field, a bike rodeo at the Amphitheater parking lot, a Parks Day slip and slide and the Learning Centre Field and a Parks Day cake cutting.
For more information go to http://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/south/cypress-hills-pp/activities-events/events/