Pugwash to Welcome Summer with a Bang
Eaton Park in Pugwash has been a very quiet place for two years, thanks to the COVID pandemic, but the Village Commission wants to make a big bang this summer.
The Gathering of the Clans and Canada Day Celebrations are a go. The Harbourfest Homecoming will follow, and the park will add some new features.
The popular carnival rides will not be available this year—a business toll of COVID—so the commission decided to double the budget for the annual Canada Day fireworks. As one commissioner put it, “If we can’t have the carnival, we’ll at least go out with a bang.”
Meanwhile, a unique Fit Trail will be installed with a number of exercise stations as a kind of training circuit.
The rustic installations will blend naturally with the park and allow people of all ages to test their strength, stretch, or simply sit, station-by-station around the park.
The Fit Trail, provided by the municipality of Cumberland, was first approved more than two years ago, but the county struggled with how to allocate the fixtures across the municipality. The village commission agreed last night to proceed with fixture selection and location as quickly as possible. The Fit Trail system will be installed by the county.
The Brew Barn
A young entrepreneur wants to add a service attraction to Eaton Park.
Morgan Campbell pitched the Commission to set up a mini cafe to provide specialty coffees and light treats to park visitors.
“The Brew Barn”, as she calls it, would be a ten by twelve baby barn where the drinks and eats are prepared. Customers order and pickup from the barn, then enjoy the treats while spending time in the park.
The concept met with great favour from the commissioners, though there is concern about the precedent of a commercial use in the park.
All agreed to go slowly checking on insurance and licensing issues, while considering where the baby barn could be located without interfering with park activities.
Campbell had a successful season in the park last summer when she operated a similar enterprise from the Lobster Factory, a facility that is already booked for this summer.
Campbell will be a guest on Six Rivers Radio's Morning Talk on Thursday at 9:45 to discuss her ideas.
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