the north face nuptse 2 down jacket 2012 Millet Harvest Fair kicks off this Friday
Parade marshal and Millet town councillor Pat Garrett said the group of motorcyclists will take off from Reynolds Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, and head north on Highway 2A. on Saturday.
“It will be just before our parade, so they are all going to enter (the parade route), and whatever toys and donations they receive from the people (along) the parade route here in Millet, comes back to Millet,” she said.
The new, unwrapped toys, or cash donations, will go towards the Millet Lions Club annual Toys for Tots drive for Christmas hampers in support of those families in need during the holiday season.
Garrett also encouraged Millet Harvest Fair goers to bring a non perishable food item to the parade, and a number of other venues throughout the weekend, as well.
“(Millet Food Bank volunteers are) going to be in the parade pushing grocery carts.”
The idea is to collect food items, which, in turn, will help stock the shelves at the food bank.
‘Everything is free (during Millet Harvest Fair), of course, and so we’re asking for a donation either way,
” said Garrett.
Another local facility that will be hopping during the Millet Harvest Fair will be the Millet Museum, on Saturday.
In addition to the exhibits, the museum will host a variety of family activities, including a local business scavenger hunt for prizes.
The lion dancers, which helped open the Millet Chinese Restaurant exhibit this past June, are back, and will be taking part in the parade.
And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Millet Harvest Fair kicks off at noon on Friday with a resident appreciation barbecue at the splash park.
Residents are being asked to stop by for a free hot dog or hamburger and a pop. They are also being encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank.
“The councillors are feeding the people,” said Garrett of the event staged by the Town of Millet.
The barbecue will include a dunk tank, which, if last year was any indication, is something you won’t want to miss.
Garrett said people could come down to the hall, have a free hot dog and visit with the local Lions Club members.
At dusk, make sure you pack up the children and lawn chairs, bring plenty of bug spray, and head over to the Millet baseball diamonds for the outdoor movie How to train a Dragon being shown on a gigantic screen.
Once the movie over, fireworks will fill the sky,
marking the official end to the first day of the Millet Harvest Fair.