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Community Barbecue at Gazebo Park

Lisa Sygutek

Jun 12, 2024

These events bring people together, creating an atmosphere of joy, unity, and connection.

On Thursday I attended the community barbecue at Gazebo Park in Blairmore and I have to say it was the highlight of my week. 

Community barbeques hold a special place in the hearts of individuals, families, and neighbourhoods. These events bring people together, creating an atmosphere of joy, unity, and connection. With a plethora of activities and attractions, community barbeques offer something for everyone, from thrilling acrobatic displays to delightful bouncy houses for kids. The Lion’s Club serving up 800 delicious hamburgers and hot dogs adds to the festive ambiance, while local councillors engage with the public in a non-conflict environment. 

One of the most remarkable aspects of community barbeques is their ability to bring people together. These events serve as a melting pot where individuals from diverse backgrounds and walks of life converge, transcending societal barriers. Whether you are a young child, a teenager, a parent, or a senior citizen, community fairs provide a space where everyone can come together and enjoy a shared experience. The sense of unity and togetherness at these fairs is palpable, as people bond over their shared enjoyment of the festivities.

The range of activities and attractions at community fairs ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. For children, the bouncy houses are a source of endless delight and excitement. Their laughter fills the air as they bounce around, their energy contagious. The acrobatic displays, with their awe-inspiring stunts and graceful movements, leave both young and old mesmerized. These thrilling performances serve as a reminder of the incredible talent and skill that exists within our communities.

The Lion’s Club’s contribution to community fairs is nothing short of extraordinary. Their dedication to serving 800 hamburgers and hot dogs showcases their commitment to providing a delicious and satisfying experience for all attendees. The mouthwatering aroma wafting through the fairgrounds entices visitors, drawing them towards the Lion’s Club booth. As people indulge in these delectable treats, they not only satisfy their hunger but also support a noble cause, as the proceeds often go towards charitable initiatives within the community. The Lion’s Club’s presence at community fairs exemplifies the spirit of service and generosity that lies at the heart of these events.

In addition to the exciting activities and mouthwatering food, community barbeque also provide an opportunity for local councillors to connect with the public in a non-conflict environment. Often, politics can be divisive and polarizing. However, at community events like this, councillors have the chance to interact with their constituents in a relaxed and informal setting. These interactions foster open dialogue, allowing individuals to express their concerns and ideas, and councillors to listen and respond. This non-conflict environment encourages positive engagement and strengthens the bond between elected officials and the community they serve.

Community barbeques serve as a celebration of togetherness, creating an environment where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy a shared experience. These fairs foster camaraderie, provide fun-filled experiences, and create lasting memories. They remind us of the power of community and the importance of coming together to celebrate our shared humanity. 

A huge thank you to Kim Lewis and crew for always putting on an incredible event, when she’s at the helm we all know it will be spectacular. There will be another community barbeque in the fall and I for one look forward to going. It’s the one time where everyone seems happy and it’s fun being on council!

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