Summer Festival aids community development

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Local children enjoy one of the inflatable activities.

Allyson Beauregard



Local children enjoy one of the inflatable activities.

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – A weekend of music, baseball and fun took place from August 26-28 during the Campbell’s Bay Summer Festival, where 100% of the near $16,000 raised will go towards phase one of the municipality’s vision plan, the development of ‘Mural Park’.
Aside from a 3-pitch baseball tournament, the weekend also featured a soap box derby, a variety of activities for children on Saturday afternoon (face painting, bouncy castles, a balloon artist, etc.), Pontiac Lions Bingo, a Touch-a-Truck exhibition on Sunday, and live entertainment all weekend long. The winners of the 3-pitch tournament, The Howlers, donated their winnings to the cause.
The event was organized by the Mural Committee in conjunction with the municipal council, and according to Tim Ferrigan, a municipal councillor and member of the Mural Committee, the weekend was a major
success. “The community once again got involved to help make this another super successful fundraiser. The weather was
perfect, which was a major help, but everyone who showed up and all of
our amazing volunteers deserve all the credit,” he told the Journal.
The plans for Mural Park include a trail linking it to the PPJ, a seating wall, as well as potential farmer’s market stalls or a flexible civic space.