Midway ready to celebrate

The Midway Community Club & Village of Midway will mark 120 years with a community picnic in James McMynn Park on August 10th.

Looking west up the Kettle River over Midway

Looking west up the Kettle River over Midway

The Midway Community Club (MCC) was casting about for a summertime event they could sponsor and they came up with an old fashioned picnic to celebrate Midway’s 120th year.

The community gathering will happen on Saturday, Aug.10 at 3 p.m.

It will be a family event with games and races for the whole family.

A magician has been hired who will perform a show as well as doing tricks while moving through the crowd.

According to Cat Kappes, there are several competitions planned that will give the picnic an old-fashioned flavour: potato sack and three-legged races, a balloon toss, longest potato peel and a tug-o-war.

There will be an outdoor jam session. “Bring your instruments and let’s make music,” said Kappes. She said singing is both allowed and encouraged.

The group will be providing free hot dogs, cake, watermelon and lemonade or ice tea and people should pack their own picnic basket to complement those items.

The event is sponsored by the Midway Community Club with a donation from the Village of Midway.

Kappes said the MCC is in need of volunteers and people with new ideas. They currently have only five members. They meet on the first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at Midway Community Hall.