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WINDSOR JUNCTION: The 2016 edition of Keloose is shaping up to be one filled with lots of family fun. Now all the volunteer organizers need is for Mother Nature to provide beautiful, sunny weather.

Running from Aug. 17–21, the annual fair celebrating the Windsor Junction and area community will take place, with the bulk of the events held at the Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC).

The fun kicks off on Aug. 17 with the pre-teen dance at the WJCC beginning at 7p.m. On Thursday, Keloose Idol will return, taking place at 7 p.m. at the Fall River School of Performing Arts. To register for free, email keloose2016@gmail.com

On Friday and Saturday Aug. 19–20, a six-team community ball tournament will take place at the WJCC beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. The ball games on Aug. 20 will have their first pitch at 9 a.m. The popular corn boil and beach bonfire/sing along returns at 9 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Saturday Aug. 20 will see the Keloose adult dance at the LWF Community Hall, 843 Fall River Road, featuring music from Dave and the Confused. A full bar and BBQ hot dogs and sausages will be available. Cash only is accepted.

On Aug. 21, Keloose Sunday kicks off with the Kids Parade from the Fall River School of Performing Arts down to the WJCC parking lot. There will be prizes handed out for the top three contestants or groups, then kids activities will commence along with a free lunch and drinks for all participants.

At 4 p.m. until the fireworks at dusk, there will be live music by local talented youth at the WJCC. Free glow sticks will be available at front gate to WJCC. There will be a free balloon artist starting at 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Kids can even get their picture taken with Sparky the Fire Dog or take a tour of the fire trucks while the local Volunteer firefighters will be on hand recruiting new members.

New this year will be food vendor trucks. Confirmed food trucks that will be on site at the WJCC include the Gecko Bus, Cheese Curds, Old School Donuts, and to cool off Frosty Freeze will be there as well. There will also be a full canteen provided by the WJCC.

“We ask that you please come down and support our local youth while on stage and have a delicious bite to eat,” said Keloose volunteer chairman Nick Yeomans.
To cap off Keloose 2016, at dusk the always popular fireworks show will take place. It’s a show you don’t want to miss as many feel it’s the best fireworks show in the HRM.

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Pat Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!