Your opportunity to “party like it’s 1891” in Georgina is just around the corner.
Various events and activities all year celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first full year of the incorporated Village of Sutton culminates with a two-day Sutton/Jackson’s Point 125 party Sept. 10 and 11 at the Sutton fairgrounds.
A dance from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. hosted by the Georgina Kinsmen featuring two bands, free food and door prizes takes place Sept. 10.
Bring the whole family to the Sutton fairgrounds the next day for a free family fun day extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event includes a free pancake breakfast, horse and wagon rides, games, activities, live music and about 200 years of history in total, but marking the 125th milestone.
The population of the communities of Sutton and Jackson’s Point had reached 900 by 1890, prompting an application by the ratepayers of the Village of Sutton to the County Council for official incorporation.
In June 1890, the Council of the County of York passed a bylaw incorporating the Village of Sutton.
Elections took place that winter and the first Council of the Incorporated Village of Sutton met in January 1891.
The Sutton125 committee – made up of members from the Sutton & Jackson’s Point BIAs, cultural organizations and the Town of Georgina – are inviting everyone to celebrate the achievements of some of the area’s founding fathers, families, industries and communities that have sustained and shaped us to the very present day.
For more information and ticket locations, visit georgina.ca.