Historic Hospital Day this Saturday

  • Jun. 18, 2008 9:00 a.m.

It’s Hospital Day’s 100th anniversary this year, and everyone’s invited. Festivities start the evening before, with the steak and burger dinner, 6 pm Friday at the hall kiosk. Saturday starts with a pancake breakfast 8-10 am, and the ball games start early as well, 8:30. But the major action starts with the parade, rolling from the hospital at 10:30. At 11:00, food booths open and the games begin, including the historical gumboot throw. Throughout the day, you have the chance to participate in mini-Olympics, field games for the kids, treasure hunt, marshmallow guns and see a historical slideshow. There’s rugby, there’s a 5 km walk/run, there’s an auction, and there’s a lot more. See the flyer in this paper for a complete list. The raffle this year is great- first prize, two Air Canada round-trip tickets valid anywhere in North American and Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Other great prizes as well. One hundred years of islanders raising money for the hospital deserves to be celebrated. Come out Saturday and enjoy!

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