Provost Celebrates Provinces First 100 Years
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Provost and area celebrated Alberta's Centennial year with a celebration held Friday afternoon and evening, July 22. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Communities in Bloom celebration and judging.
At 2:55 p.m. Provosts Gretchen Wrightwho like Alberta was born in 1905 blew out the candles on a special cake and then with the help of her son Albion Wright who travelled from Ontario for the celebrations, cut the first piece of cake at the Agriplex.
A display of memorabilia was at the Agriplex and music was enjoyed by the Houser husband and wife team (from neighbouring Saskatchewan; that province is also marking its centennial) that afternoon.
There were also activities for the children including a bouncy tent, cupcake decorating and face painting.
Free buggy rides were held with drivers Jack Roworth and Ches Spornitz driving the two wagons around town.
At 5 p.m. the Agriplex was filled as people began lining up for a free hamburger barbecue that was cooked by town and M.D. 52 councillors as well as local MLA Doug Griffiths and other volunteers.
Outside there was a dunk tank that had volunteers Peter Mentz, Brad Pylypow and Les Watchel as volunteer targets finding out how cold the water was after baseballs were thrown.
And a baseball game was also held nearby at the fairgrounds that evening as well.