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Community gathers for Consecon Days

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Mia Clarke waves to her mum from the driver’s seat of the County’s new aerial fire truck parked at Emm’s Restaurant.

Vehicles were bumper-to-bumper turning into Emm’s Restaurant parking lot to start off the annual Consecon Community Day festivities.

Following a pancake breakfast and bargain hunting at a “Car Boot Sale” in the restaurant parking lot, visitors toured camping trailers on display by Len’s RV. The County’s new aerial fire truck attracted many children (and adults) who were invited to take the wheel to have their photograph taken.

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Scott Carter offered horse-drawn carriage ride took visitors into the village for a variety of fun including art demonstrations, a petting zoo, bake sale and crafts and a book sale kept visitors amused at the Consecon Library.

The Bay of Quinte Aeromodellers held an open house at their Stinson Block airfield where visitors could see club members from the County, Trenton, Stirling and Frankford fly remote-controlled planes.

Mike Fielding, president of the club, with his L4 Grasshopper army artillery spotting aircraft.

Mike Fielding, president of the club, with his L4 Grasshopper army artillery spotting aircraft.

BQ-aeromodellers

Mark Bartley and Leon Marks prepared a Florio Flyer for its maiden flight.

 

Just shy of 50 children entered the annual Consecon Soap Box Derby down Consecon’s Mill Street hill. Kolby Parks and Ira Hewson made a street luge exhibition run down the hill to open the event. Racers from North Gower and Spencerville in addition to County and area participants took part in the event. Open Class winning driver Emily MacDonald made the trip in from Kingston, for the fourth year running, and Sarasa and Erika Walter, from Ottawa, were back for this year’s event after missing the 2015 Derby.
For the first time, two soapbox racers were able to travel the hill at the same time thanks to a double ramp set up from the Canadian Soapbox Association.

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soapbox-1Consecon Soap Box Winners:
Junior Local Class
Lexxy Kasadluak-Palliser
Charlie Smith
Ashton Sanderson

Senior Local Class
Ryker Wood
James Corkill
Ben Smith

Open Class
Emily MacDonald
Jayden Hunter
Erika Walter

Best Appearing Car
by Charlie Smith

Following medal and trophy presentations Mill Street was re-opened to traffic headed to the Consecon Legion for a pig roast dinner, the lead-in to the day-capping street dance when once again Mill Street was closed to traffic in front of the Legion and the Masonic Hall. The Decades Band entertained with classic rock dance tunes, keeping the crowd dancing till just after 10:30 pm.

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  1. Nick Nowitski says:

    Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the Consecon Community Day and Consecon Soap Box Derby a great success.

    If you live in the area and didn’t volunteer, try it and enjoy a very fulfilling experience.

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