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All about music and dancing at Pickin in the Park

July 31, 2015   ·   0 Comments

This past weekend campers started setting up at Fiddle Park, located behind No Frills, on Thursday and the party didn’t end until Sunday afternoon.
With the sun shining all weekend long, except for a very short sprinkle that passed through quickly on Saturday afternoon, this years Pickin in the Park saw well over 170 campers and 100 musicians with an estimated attendance of well over 600 people.
With the very young, to the young at heart attending this years event, there was enough music, toe tapping and dancing to keep everyone entertained. Whether the performers were on the main stage or sitting in a circle around someones campsite quietly jamming, there was music to be heard at all times and in all corners of the park. With performers coming from places such as Norland, Windsor, Midland, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst to name a few Pickin in the Park is rapidly becoming a very well known, weekend long, old fashioned jamboree. Each night there was a main bon fire for event goers to enjoy not far from the stage so you could still enjoy the music.
When talking to campers in attendance the majority of them agree that Pickin in the Park is becoming one of their summer destinations, where they come to meet new friends and gather with old friends!
Organizers Greg and Heather Holmes of Holmes Appliances & Music Shop told the Free Press that this year’s attendance was up over the first two years of holding this event and that they raised over $15,000 to go towards the dream of having a permanent pavilion erected at Fiddle Park.
With the numbers growing yearly, next years Pickin in the Park is sure to be another stellar event and we can already picture that pavilion you are dreaming of.
Congratulations on a job well done Greg and Heather, keep up the good work, we truly do appreciate all that you both do for our community.

By Michelle Austen

         

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