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Harvest Festival Coming to Gull Lake

Written by Shanna Empey on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Gull Lake is hosting a Harvest Festival for the first time ever this Saturday.

This is a new event for the public, and it will include a variety of activities for the whole family.

“With the tourism board, we decided to have another festival to fit in the fall with summer ending and all. Since the harvest is such a big thing around here, we decided we would center the festival around the harvest. This is the first year, and hopefully it will grow from here,” says spokesperson, Craig Baird.

“As for other activities, we’ll be having our community market outdoors. There will be music, food provided by the seniors, there’ll be a pitch burst, a bouncy castle, a scarecrow, costume contest, pie eating contest, quilting contest, and the Innovation Credit Union will have their cat mascot out there as well,” Baird says. “We’ll also have a photo booth that people can dress up in costumes that we will provide and get their picture taken.”

In addition, a special unveiling of the Wong Guy Shoe Shop will make its debut at 2pm. The shoe shop will open its doors for the first time since the 70’s, allowing guests to see the inside of the shop, which has remained untouched since it closed its doors over three decades ago.

From 1922 to 1979, Wong Guy operated a shoe shop on the corner of Proton and Main. The shop closed after he retired in 1979, but unlike most properties, it didn’t turn into another business. Instead, it became a time capsule for us all to revel in the history of that time. The shop remained in the state he left it, with cigarette butts in the ashtray and retirement cards given to Guy by town residents. Even forgotten shoes were still waiting for pick up.

This Saturday, the newly refurbished shop will open its doors once again. Late 1970’s newspapers, National Geographics, shoe catalogues and more will be on display, as well as Wong Guy’s pipe, receipt books, and ledger.

Also on the agenda, a plaque honouring the building and Wong Guy will be placed on the building by Mayor Blake Campbell. Tours of the building will run from 2pm to 7pm in conjunction with the Harvest Festival.

Festivities begin at 2pm along the length of Proton Ave. in Gull Lake, and all proceeds will go towards next year’s festival and the restoration of the shoe shop.


via Local News

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