North Augusta’s 88th annual Labour Day parade a success despite the otherwise rainy day
Augusta Matters by Mayor Doug Malanka
North Augusta’s 88th annual Labour Day parade set off just after the noon hour on Monday, September 2nd, 2019. Light rains occurring earlier in the morning subsided about an hour before the Parade and essentially held off until it was over. While crowd numbers along the route were down slightly spirits remained high. The Parade’s theme was, “Hollywood” and it included floats with people portraying a movie set and others dressed and as movie characters. Township businesses support the event with their vehicles and equipment in the Parade and the Elmer’s Construction truck was fittingly adorned with yellow flowers. In addition, R & D Dairy participated again this year with their outstanding pair of draft horses. A feature of the Parade every year is Augusta’s Fire Department with their trucks and equipment and their collection of donations along the Parade route for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks go to them and to the Prescott Fire Department who also joined in the Parade.
North Augusta annual Labour Day festivities celebrating pride in community and caring are an important event not only for the residents of North Augusta and residents in neighbouring municipalities to our north but to the Township itself. Organizing the event takes a lot of work and my congratulations go to event organizers who work so hard to present a wide variety of community events, entertainment and sports.
On another subject, the Augusta Library is seeking nominees for its Dreamers and Doers annual Award. The award goes to deserving residents who have dreamed of ways to improve the lives of fellow residents and put their efforts toward making their dreams a reality. The Library invites Augusta residents to nominate a fellow deserving resident for the award on or before September 16, 2019.