MAXVILLE 125: Village celebrates milestone with full day of festivities on June 11

NORTH GLENGARRY – What a time to be a Maxvillian.

The Maxville 125 committee has planned an entire day of festivities to mark the village’s 125th anniversary on Saturday, June 11.

“The day will celebrate all things Maxville!” said committee chair Carma Williams, Maxville ward councillor with the Township of North Glengarry.

Willaims said the 15-member volunteer committee has been busily working behind the scenes since September 2015.

The festivities will begin with the Maxville & District Chamber of Commerce’s Village Sidewalk Sale on Main Street at 8 a.m., followed by a ‘Past, Present, Future’ parade, culminating in a wide variety of activities at the fairgrounds (rain or shine) from 2 p.m. to midnight.

“Maxvillians are so proud of their community and are excited to highlight all the wonderful sights, sounds, and tastes of their town,” said Williams.

Activities at the Maxville Fairgrounds will include old-fashioned games, musical entertainers, a pig roast, a blazing fireworks display, and much more.

Leading up to the official celebration, the committee is pleased to announce two unique and family-friendly initiatives.

The ‘Caber Decorating Contest:’ individuals and groups are invited to pick up a free four-foot ‘caber’ (cedar post) from Maxville Home Hardware (15 Main Street South) and taking inspiration from the theme “Past, Present, Future”, use their imagination and creativity to decorate it.

Entries must be delivered to the Metcalfe Centre by June 6, to be eligible for judging. Prizes will be awarded in two categories – groups and individual.

“This is the only caber decorating contest of its kind and we anticipate many outstanding entries,” said Ben Rozon, committee member and caber decorating contest organizer.

The second initiative is the sale of mini-cabers ($5 each) for a caber race (akin to a duck race). Participating Maxville stores include: Country Girls Café, Debbie’s Country Corner, Kilted Canuck, Maxville Home Hardware, Maxville MacEwen Gas Station, and Waikato Pizza.

The winner will receive half of the proceeds, with the other half directed back to the day-long event.

“Festivities have been made possible through the generosity and collaboration of the Township of North Glengarry, corporate sponsor MacEwen and numerous community members and organizations,” said Williams. “Everyone is invited from North Glengarry, and beyond.”

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