Posted by: Media Manager | May 9, 2017

Artifact of the Week – 1955/56 Mayor’s Picnic

In the 1940s and 50s, Cornwall’s Mayor Aaron Horovitz was much loved for the annual children’s picnics that he chaired and funded from his own resources. The mayor was also known for not accepting his salary. He and his brother were successful businessmen and this was part of how Horovitz gave back to the community he called home.

1955 was the final year that the annual Mayor’s Annual Children’s Picnic was held at the City’s popular Central Park.

In 1956 the event was re-located to the more spacious Athletic Grounds since the City was in the process of becoming larger by about 29 square miles and a sizeable crowd was anticipated.

The above beanies, tickets and event programmes are among the various relevant artifacts given by various donors.

Your local Canada 150 Committee is resurrecting the popular 1940s/1950s Mayor’s Picnic in Lamoureux Park this Victoria Day Monday, May 22nd from 11 am – 4 pm (rain or shine).

Children and Adult Activities include: Beach volleyball, Children’s dash races, Egg and water balloon toss, Face painting, Horseshoe tournament, Inflatable castles and courses, Kite Festival, Olde Car Show & Shine, Family poker run, Potato sac races, Three-legged races, Wheelbarrow races and more!

Food: Grilled hot dogs at olde fashioned prices provided courtesy of the Kinsmen and Optimist Clubs. Other food vendors will also be on-site.

Diverse Live Local Entertainment: Following the Official opening at 1 pm at the Bandshell.

Free Cornwall Transit shuttle: Cornwall Transit will be offering a free shuttle to Lamoureux Park during the Mayor’s Picnic!

To view images of these historic events, please check out our other posts at this LINK and here at this LINK.

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