Stokes Bay Community Centre
Summerfest 2010
Saturday, 24 July

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A little pre-advertising for the BIG Race.

New ramp on display.

A warning to motorist of the pending closure of the road for the Derby Races.

New ramp on display.
As usual, Summerfest starts with the Friday night Kruize night at the Stokes Bay General Store with a showing of old(er) cars and a display of the Soap Box Racers that will race on Saturday, except this year only one Soap Box showed up (late). The Central Peninsula Snowdrifters were on hand to provide their usual excellent fare of Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Sausage.

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   The new ramps to be used this year were on display at the General Store, which would put the racers on an even playing field (the starts not being determined by who had a better pusher). Extreme gratitude has to go to Bob Smith who spent endless hours of construction building the ramps with the generous contributions of the following: Brent Baker of Stokes Bay for the welding of the starting mechanism; Brough and Whicher Limited of Wiarton for the ramp support frame; Case n’ Drum Oil of London for banners and caps for the race participants; the Ferndale/Lion’s Head Lions Club who teamed up with the Stokes Bay Community Centre to provide the trophies and prize money; JBL Construction of Strathroy for providing the funds for the starting mechanism materials; and to Peninsula Tim-Br Mart of Miller Lake for supplying the additional wood products needed in the ramps.
Saturday morning and things are underway...

Setting up for the Community Centre
Yard Sale

Bob Zavitz surveys the preparations for a day
of serving food

The Penny Tables are ready for business

The breakfast rush in under way and it's not even 8:00 a.m. yet

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That was a good breakfast

And, as with most Yard Sales, they start before
their scheduled time
9:00 a.m. at the General Store...

The Soap Box Racers on display...

... and ready for the start of the races

One final check of the ramps and it is...

On your mark...

Get set...

GO! and race number 1 is under way

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Sorry, you don't qualify as a soap box!

Not even close

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The final race to determine the Junior Class Champion

All finished and Bob moves the ramps away until next year.

A close-up of the
Model T

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And the winners were:

Bob Smith of the Stokes Bay General Store ready to hand out the Soap Box Derby prizes

Junior First Place –
Benton Lancaster
in number 10
from Cape Chin

Junior Second Place –
Jada Mielhausen
in number 88
from Ferndale

Junior Third Place –
Dillon Davidson
in Number 5
from London

Senior First Place –
Devin Vantloorn
in number 14
from Brights Grove

Senior Forth Place –
Dennis Davidson
in number 5
from London

Senior Second Place –
Zach Mielhausen
in the Model T
from Ferndale

Senior Third Place –
Wyatt Barfoot
in number 3
from Wiarton
Meanwhile, back at the Community Centre...

The Yard Sale is still making money

Now, that is a Menu

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Melina-Jo Splauding & Shelly Baker
are still selling tickets for the Penny Table

Who’s going to win the Door Prize?

The Superbus is setting up...

... and ready for visitors

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Tattoos anyone... tattoos

Penny Table is still in full swing
And now it is time for the Parade...

But things are turning Political

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Redneck Parade Marshall

Bringing dinner home

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What’s that you say Brooker?

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And the Parade
is underway
with lights flashing
and siren wailing...

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“I’ve got the best view from up here”

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“That’s a good
Hot Dog”
AND I’M GOING TO BE DEAD!

SMILE!
This isn’t
Candid Camera

SEE NOTE BELOW*

“Make sure that beer is COLD!”
*NOTE:
Special mention should be made at this point to give credit to Brady Spaulding for his work in constructing eight new picnic tables (seen in the background above) for the Community Centre. They were well appreciated by those attending and Brady has had a number of inquiries as to how much it would be to make one for the inquirer.

The table of boredom

“Makes no difference to me!”

The youngest is Alexander at two months on 26 July

4 month old granddaughter of Kelly Weatherhead, Jersey Quesnel, being pampered by Louise McLay

Young Alex with
Aunt Rose

Where’s the action?
Looking for action? Here it is at the
Sack Races...

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Just too fast
for the camera

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A change of pace that doesn’t cause bruises
Now THIS is where the money is!
It was supposed to be a “Nickle Dig”, but there were many quarters found
along with a couple of Loonies and Toonies

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Look at all the nickles I got!

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There’s gotta be more nickles here somewhere!

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At 1:00 p.m., it was time for the live entertainment to begin
with Bill Shultz doing the MC duties for the afternoon by introducing Brooklyn Hewton.

Brooklyn Hewton starts off the afternoon of entertainment

     It is my understanding that the musical entertainment provided in the afternoon at Summerfest is for the relaxation of those attending and to draw more people to the event. From various comments I have heard, 30.06 did just the opposite. When they started to play, many people left because they could not tolerate the volume of the noise. One comment in particular was “I know that the woman was singing because I saw her lips moving but I couldn’t hear the words.” I know for myself, my ears hurt in the minute or so that I was infront of 30.06 taking the pictures. Another comment was to the effect that they sounded like a garage band that should have stayed in the garage.

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The band 30.06
At 3:00 p.m., the action moved inside to find out who the lucky winners were
at the Penny Table

Patiently waiting for the Penny Table draws to begin

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What’s the buzz?
Tell me what’s happen’n

Melina-Jo Splauding & Shelly Baker taking care of the Penny Table tickets sales

Charon McLay doing one last
Specialty Draw transaction

Malinda Spaulding recording the winners
of the Penny Table

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The list is getting full

It’s been tooooo
long a day

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Did we win anything?

Just a few more numbers

Irene Burley's daughter Chelsea is just too tired to keep going

Sydney McArthur passing the last of the Penny Table tickets to Joe Spaulding

Specialty Draw 1st prize: a coffee table donated by Durham Furniture and won
by Christine McArthur,
the ticket having been drawn by her 5 year old daughter, Sydney McArthur

Specialty Draw 2nd prize: a cooler full of chips and BBQ items was won by Mark Dixon. 3rd prize: a handcrafted wooden bowl won by Morgan Clark. 4th prize: another handcrafted wooden bowl won by Alex DeGelder on a ticket purchased just minutes before the close of sales for the draws

Hugh & Marion take to the stage after
the Penny Table draws
A few people returned to listen to the more relaxing music of Hugh & Marion. I was not around when the Mad Reef Band took the stage but it is reported that Ken Fromager let Bill Shultz and the boys play an additional half hour. When I did return at 9:30, there was a reasonable crowd en­joying the music.

Thanks for the nickle, Chris

The day came to a joyous close of dancing in the Pavilion to the
melodic strains of music provided by Ken Fromager & Friends, namely wife Della, Dave Hiscox, Paul & Roger Williamson and Willie Mulholland
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