Come Home Year, July 21 to 27
A 17-member committee in Seal Cove, Fortune Bay, has been working hard for the past 18 months planning the community’s 2014 Come Home Year that runs from July 21 to 27.
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Sandy Loveless, chair of the Seal Cove Come Home Year Committee, said residents are enthused about the activities planned for the big event that runs July 21 to 27.
Sandy Loveless, chair of the committee, said most of the activities are planned and it’s now down to the knick-knack things to get ready for the big event.
Loveless said residents started talking about having a Come Home Year back in 2010 but it never went anywhere.
“Being a small community,” he said, “ some people thought we couldn’t pull it off.”
“Then, about 18 months ago someone said if other communities can do it, we could do it too,” he told the Advertiser.
“We are expecting about 300 people from across Canada and the United States to return for the event.
“There is one family returning from Massachusetts in the States whose relatives used to live at Billy’s Point near Seal Cove even before my time.
Loveless said the whole community is becoming enthused about the week as residents will get to see relatives, friends and classmates they haven’t seen in a long time.
“This will be like a community reunion where we will get to see each other again, have a bit of fun and eat a bit of food together.”
Loveless said there are a number of activities planned for residents of all ages during the event. However, an old fashioned concert should be the highlight of the week.
“This concert won’t just be a singing thing,” Loveless said. “It will have plenty of fun skits that some residents of Hermitage-Sandyville will participate in as well.
“This will be a very special event in an exciting week.
“Overall, the Come Home Year will be a good time for everyone, and we’re all looking forward to July.”