Shirley Day an ‘annual institution’

Shirley Day takes over community hall for annual summer celebration

Shirley will nearly double in size Sunday (Aug. 16) for the community’s annual celebration.

Shirley Day is a summer event of all things Shirley. The celebration on Sunday (Aug. 16), from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a family affair with music, events for kids, a pie and watermelon eating contest, display of fire trucks and a slew of vendors and crafters and a seal bid auction. A salmon barbecue takes place from 4 to 6 p.m.

“It’s just a fun kind of day for people to come out,” said Fiona McDannold, president of community association.

“It’s an annual institution.”

Shirley’s has a permanent population of about 400 people. It nearly doubles in size during the summer.

McDannold said Shirley Day involves the entire community.

“It’s a lot fun and we have a lot of good volunteers, who step up and help us out,” she said.