It sure has been a hot, dry and sunny summer.
Well, except for this past week's downpour where the Jackson's Point BIA annual Painted Perch Festival had to be cut short. So now, look for a 'mini' festival this Saturday in the Jackson's Point Parkette. There will be music, a chance to vote for your favourite painted perch and an auction where you'll be able to bid on your favourite "fishy" works of art. They'll also be celebrating the 125th anniversary of Sutton and Jackson's Point with a cake.
All in all, we've had some very successful events in Georgina so far this summer. Many people came out to enjoy the Uptown Keswick BIA and Connors Brothers’ 20th annual Music in the Streets and the Sutton BIA’s Festival on High. The Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers had another successful P.A.R. Picnic and visitors to the Sutton Fair enjoyed four fun-filled days and excellent weather.
There’s still lots more happening in Georgina:
• The Tragically Hip’s final concert will be broadcast live on the big screen at the ROC on Aug. 20.
• Sept. 10 and 11 mark the Sutton/Jackson's Point 125th Anniversary Celebrations. On the Saturday, the first annual Mayor's Charity Motorcycle Ride will take place, followed by a dance with dinner and two live bands (tickets $15 each) at the Sutton Arena Hall. Sunday morning there will be a free pancake breakfast in the pavilion on the Sutton Fairgrounds and lots of fun activities for all. That afternoon, get ready for the RCMP Musical Ride (tickets $5), brought to you by the Sutton Agricultural Society.
• Last, but not least, prepare to support our local farmers and get your feed on at the fifth annual Georgina Harvest Dinner on Oct. 1. at the Link in Sutton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
See you all there...and there...and there.