Spring by Kathryn White

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tulip Festival

I love my library! I know I can get repetitive, but I truly love the Wellington County Library System with its amazing availability of the materials, including all the newest releases in book titles, DVDs, CDs etc.
It is no surprise then, when we want to promote an event or topic, that we have a comprehensive selection in the library system to choose from!
Recently, members of our faithful Historical Society came in to do a display for the upcoming Tulip Festival to be held here in town, to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland.
Along with their dutch display in the glass cases, we set up a table with many items related to Holland including the tulip industry as well as books/DVDs on the Second World War and the liberation of The Netherlands.
We also had an Open House at the library with refreshments as well as playing a DVD created by the Veterans Affair Canada entitled:
Sacrifice, achievement, legacy: Canadians and the Second World War 1939-1945 Canada. This video chronicles Canada's participation in the Second World War both on the homefront and overseas, through veterans' testimonials and wartime video footage
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This past Saturday we celebrated the local Tulip Festival.
This is what was advertised, and the organizers, along with the participants, truly delivered a wonderful program for the many people who came from all over Ontario.
"You can expect this and more at the Drayton Tulip Festival:
~Dutch and Canadian Food
~Craft and Garden Show
~Outdoor Beer Gardens
~Parade @ 11am - begins at the fairgrounds and ends at the arena
~Tulip Queen contest: Open to Mapleton Women agen 19-21, Friday May 14
~Opening Ceremony at 1 pm to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Holland
~Special display of garden scale model railroad"
The crowds were large and the enthusiasm was contagious! I am sure that the organizers of this event will be pleased with the outcome and success of this 65th anniversary event! Several of the photos in this post were 'borrowed' from Anja, who also posted about the festival. You can see more of her photos here.