Canada Day in Maryhill hosted by the Maryhill Historical Society was a scorcher of a hot day But that didn’t stop the many people who took the time during the day to stop in to say hello, enjoy some food, visit and sign the guest book.
Activities began at 11 a.m. with Historical Society president George Isley welcoming the many people. We were pleased to have M.P. Harold Albrecht, MPP Mike Harris Jr. and Murray Martin , Ward 3 Woolwich Township Councillor who give greetings and also comment on our great land of Canada.
Thank you to the Maryhill Knights of Columbus for supplying the pulled pork, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw. There was also lots of bottled cold water and a canteen of lemonade. The chocolate and white cakes were also enjoyed.
Music was supplied by Frank Rider and Peter Zettle with the visitors singing and clapping along to the songs. The Maryhill Volunteer Fire Department and the Ariss Maryhill Lions Club had volunteers and displays set up. There was also several tables with antiques on display.
The afternoon consisted of crafts for the children and there were two narrated horse drawn tours of the community, with the first tour taking place at 11:30 a.m.. People also took the time to visit inside the Edward Halter Home.