Families enjoy Sherkston Canada 150 Block Party

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There was music, food and fun for all Sunday August 27/2017 at the Sherkston Community Block Party Canada 150 Celebration.

This year the annual block party at the Sherkston Community Centre combined with the Grace United Brethern Church open house in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The event featured live music by Strictly Hip and Hot Jiggle, kids games, local food vendors and more.

“It was kind of an idea we came up for this year, we do a community block party every year, the church does an open house, we decided to combine it for Canada’s 150th birthday,” event organizer Cathy Diplock said.

“This event is also a memorial for Ruth Benner who passed away in 2013,” she said. “She was my neighbour, friend and mentor, she was everybody’s mother.”

“She was an amazing woman in our community,” she said.

She used to take neighbourhood kids out for ice cream on a regular basis.

“Today, in honour of her, the church is handing out free ice cream,” Diplock said.

Sunday’s block party was really well attended and for that success, Diplock was thankful of the volunteers that organized the event.

“We couldn’t pull it off without the hard work of these people,” she said. “Everyone has just been so generous.”

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