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St. Carol’s Come Home Year to run July 26-Aug. 3


In celebration of St. Carol’s

After a year and a half of planning, everything is in place for Come Home Year celebrations in St. Carol’s on the province’s Great Northern Peninsula. 

Thanks to a dedicated committee of volunteers, their families, the community, local businesses and surrounding communities, the events that span nine days promise to be fun and memorable for both children and adults.

The celebrations run July 26-Aug. 3.

Support came through a Job Creation Partnership for $29,000 from the provincial government’s Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, according to Come Home Year committee president Joyce Richards. The money allowed the hiring of three workers for a 14-week period. 

Richards credits the employees' hard work for getting everything ready.

While the workers were doing the manual labour, committee members have been busy with such things as preparing a Wall of Memory to honour deceased loved ones.

Richards said while those registered for festivities will take priority, even those who have not registered are welcome to attend.

The last Come Home Year was in 2008, she said, and again this year, grassroots support was key.

“The support of the community is a big factor. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them,” she said.

danette@nl.rogers.com

Event highlights – Come Home Year St. Carol’s

Fri. July 26 Registration, butterfly purchase, parade and meet and greet, local talent night followed by a dance

Sat. July 27 No planned events as people may wish to take part in the Fireman’s Jamboree in St. Anthony

Sun. July 28 Digital scavenger hunt, open air church service, flower service, supper, and beach bonfire

Mon.  July 29 Family fun day, supper, craft, preteen and teen disco dance

Tue. July 30 Dory races, trick or treat in the cove, a night of traditional entertainment 

Wed. July 31 Family hike and boil-up, 19+ poker tournament

Thurs. Aug. 1 Duck race, supper, poker walks, fire pit gathering,

Fri. Aug. 2 Washer tournament, dance 

Sat. Aug. 3 Washer tournament, closing ceremonies, fireworks

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