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Pickin in the Park gears up for fourth anniversary

By Michelle Janzen


This year marks the 4th Anniversary for Pickin in the Park, and organizers Greg and Heather Holmes of Holmes Appliances are looking for record numbers to turn up this year.

This weekend-long jamboree-type event starts on Thursday, July 21 and runs until Sunday July 24 at Fiddlepark located at 515677 County Road 11 (behind No Frills).

“We hope you come and enjoy our fourth annual pickin' weekend,” say organizers Greg and Heather. “We hope to have lots of music and fun all weekend: daily jams Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and a Sunday morning gospel jam. There will be music throughout the park all weekend.”

With lots to do all weekend, those who don't want to miss a moment can camp for $35 per person which includes admission to all events.

Camp sites have no hydro and water is limited throughout park, so book early. Washroom and hot showers are available on site. Check in will start Thursday at 9 a.m.

“Bring your own instrument and come for the whole weekend, or just for the day and don't forget to bring your lawn chair and sun hat,” says Greg.

As in the past, the Saturday morning will feature a massive Trailer Trash Yard Sale (see advertisement in today's paper), an ice cream social, the ever popular Friday night Beauty Contest where all men are encouraged to show us their feminine side, with prizes for the best dressed, as well as a daily raffle table.

New for this year is a pancake and sausage breakfast being hosted by the Kinettes on Saturday morning. The Shelburne Lions Club are hosting a Ford Drive One Event where all are encouraged to stop in and test drive a new Ford with proceeds going towards the Pickin' in the Park Pavilion fund.

On Saturday night, you can enjoy the Kinette's pulled pork and baked beans dinner from 4 – 6 p.m. for only $7, or you may want to board the bus to attend the Honeywood Beef BBQ, a short 10 minute ride to Honeywood, for their all-you-can-eat roast beef supper.

On Sunday, feel free to join the Gospel Jam which brings Pickin' in the Park 2016 to a close.

Admission to Pickin' in the Park is $10 per person daily (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) or $25 per person for a weekend pass without camping. Register for the Trunk Sale on Saturday for $20 and receive one-day pass. Admission is free on Saturday morning. However, after 12.30 p.m., arm bands will be required to remain in the park.

For more information about Pickin in the Park, please contact Greg or Heather Holmes at 519-925-3037 or email them at
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