The community of Barriere is recognizing 2014 as the official 100th birthday of the town. Barriere’s official age has been based on the fact that the post office was opened in the community one hundred years ago.
A 100th Anniversary Celebration for the town will be hosted by the 100th Anniversary Committee on Sunday, June 15, at the main ball field and fieldhouse on Airfield Road. Committee chair and organizer of the event, Tasha Buchanan, says opening remarks are being made at 3 p.m., and the celebration will run until 7 p.m.
“This is not an event just for ‘the kids’,” said Buchanan, “There will be an old fashioned tea party under a willow tree and great music to enjoy. There will be a tea cup contest to encourage tea party participants to bring their own tea cup. Prizes will be awarded for the teacup that is the prettiest, smallest, oldest, etcetera”
There will be a couple of bouncy castles on site for young children to enjoy, although Buchanan notes there will be a small user fee per bounce session, much like at the Fall Fair.
People are encouraged to bring their own picnic supper, or check out the concession that will be on site.
For those who are musically inclined, and who have prepared a 100th Anniversary song for Barriere, an open microphone will be available.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and wish Barriere a “Happy Birthday”.