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High turnout for DCA’s Dunmore Days

Posted on September 7, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman
Commentator/Courier Photo by Anna Smith Celebrating Dunmore: Pictures from Dunmore Days at Sunrise Park on Aug. 26.

By Anna Smith
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With a record 62 cars present for their Car Show, the Dunmore Community Association was thrilled with the turnout for their Aug. 26 Dunmore Days Celebration.

“We are extremely pleased with the events and turnout at Dunmore Days this year,” said Jody Phillips, DCA Secretary. Roughly 150 people showed up for the pancake breakfast, hosted by Cypress County, as well as all of the cars and their owners for the show.

The DCA hosted a mini-market with a number of vendors for the first time, and the Silent Auction raised $8042 that will go directly towards community events and continuing to outfit the new EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre. Fifty-six businesses contributed to the silent auction, and a further 20 businesses donated door prize draws for the car show participants, said Phillips. 

But that’s far from all that happened, said Phillips, adding that they “wanted to put a fresh spin this year on some of the regular events, and both HALO and Cypress County Fire Services were game to try something new.”

“HALO made a grand entrance at the ball diamond outfield and collected the fundraiser golf balls and dropped them on a huge target. The closest ball to the bullseye won one third of the pot, with HALO and the DCA also receiving a third,” said Phillips. “It was great fun, and their accuracy was uncanny! Cypress County Fire Services made it ‘rain’ on the kids and there was a lot of running, shrieking and laughter. It was a sight to see, and one we hope to repeat in future years.”

Overall, it was a fun-filled day to enjoy each other’s company and build community bonds.

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