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Chautauqua Day celebration happening Saturday in Sexsmith

The Town of Sexsmith will be holding its annual Chautauqua Day celebration Saturday, June 3rd.

Mayor Kate Potter says the day, which includes numerous family-friendly activities, is a great opportunity to get out and kick off summer. Throughout the day the Chautauqua Day Parade and Classic Car Show will be happening, while numerous cultural groups will be taking part in the festivities.

“There is so much talent in our region, so it is a great opportunity to highlight that,” Potter says. “It is also an opportunity for our local not-for-profits to fundraise, they often provide food booths and that acts as their fundraiser for the summer.”

The Sexsmith Farmers Market will take place during the event, and this year the Sexsmith Elk’s will hold the first Chautauqua Day Soap Box Derby. The derby will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Anderson Speedway. The day will start at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Civic Centre and wrap up around 4 p.m.

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“It is really just a great opportunity to come together as a community, so we’re excited to see what it brings.”

“We are joining Communities in Bloom again this year, it’s sort of been on hiatus for us for a number of years, but we have had residents come forward and ask if we can restart that.”

Potter says this year’s colour for Communities in Bloom is purple, so during Chautauqua Day, residents can pick up purple flowers from council chambers at town hall.

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