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Bashaw’s annual summer event being freshened up a bit

Plans are in the final stage for Bashaw’s premier summer event, Razzle Dazzle Day.

The annual one-day community celebration, organized by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce, will go June 8 with a few switch ups for the 2019 edition.

One huge change, approved at the Chamber’s May 8 meeting, that everyone will notice this year will be at the lunch time barbecue hosted by Bashaw Meats.

“We’ve decided to go forward with the suggestion of selling beef on a bun along with the usual hotdogs at the barbecue this year,” explained Chamber president Dustin Hemingson.

The switch was made, in part, as a way to have the lunch event run a bit smoother and with the need for fewer volunteers plus providing attendees with a taste of the local company’s more popular offerings.

Hemingson added there will be a slight change in the pricing structure due to the switch, with the beef on a bun going for $6 while the hotdog will stay at $5 — both will still include a pop and ice cream.

Another addition to the day will be an evening dance, hosted by the Majestic Theatre. A live band will perform from 7 to 11 p.m., and depending on approval and weather conditions, the dance may be held out on the street. Advance tickets at $15 each will be made available soon through contacting the theatre.

Other events

The day will kick off as usual with the Bashaw Fire Department pancake breakfast running from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by the annual parade that will once again follow a route similar to last year and start at 11 a.m. Those interested in being part of the parade are encouraged to register their entry by contacting the Chamber in advance via email to bashawcc@gmail.com.

After the parade winds up, the barbecue will run from noon until 2 p.m.

And while people are enjoying lunch, the rest of the activities slated for the day will start to ramp up.

That will include a return of the fire department’s popular car wash from 1 to 4 p.m., the Majestic car show and shine, the silent auction and bake sale at the Catholic Church starting at 1 p.m., plus the Happy Gang Centre offering up pie and coffee from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

There will once again be a whole host of kids’ activities and games plus a face painter downtown in the afternoon.

And just like last year, Razzle Dazzle Day will go out with a few big bangs as the fireworks will take place just after dusk over the pond on the west side of town.

Other activities are still in the process of being finalized, so watch for further details.

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