The community of Shirley has much to celebrate with the 25th anniversary of the fire department, 100th anniversary of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse and 75th anniversary of the community hall all coinciding this year.
Celebrations will be culminated into a one event — Shirley Day on Sunday, Aug. 19. The family fun event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Among the events include live entertainment and music, fire trucks on display and fire department themed events, watermelon eating contest, home-style food, local crafters and vendors, and closed bid auction.
There will be a children’s games area, including traditional favourites like the Barbie dunk tank, tic-tac-toe, Lucky Ducky and Plinko.
The day will be finished in the evening with a salmon barbecue dinner.
“It’s just a really fun, old-fashioned community day,” said Fiona McDannold, of the Shirley Community Association, adding many members of the community pass by through the day.