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Plans rolling along for Wabush 50th and Come Home Year celebrations

Melanie LaFosse, chair of the Wabush 50th Anniversary Come Home year Celebrations,said it should be a great time for all.
Melanie LaFosse, chair of the Wabush 50th Anniversary Come Home year Celebrations,said it should be a great time for all.

In about three months’ time the Town of Wabush will be throwing some of its biggest parties ever.

A week of events including the Come Home Year will mark the town’s 50th anniversary.

Chair of the organizing committee, Melanie LaFosse, says a committee of about a dozen people along with a number of volunteers are putting together events that will have something for all ages and interests.

LaFosse expects a full list of events should be made public within the next few weeks.

"It's a lot of work," she said, but with the committee and volunteers, they are getting things done. "We can still use volunteers. Just drop by the Town Hall, or call and we will take care of the rest.”

The events will take place from July 22 to 29.

"One major attraction will be the RCMP musical ride," said LaFosse. The performances will be July 22 and 23 at the field across from the Wabush Hotel.

As well, there will be a time when people will be able to visit the horses.

They have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wabush50.  LaFosse told the Aurora a full list of events will be posted there.

Some of the events in the planning include dinner theatre, dances, sit down moose soup supper, walk around Jean Lake, church and cemetery services, and events for children.

"Closing ceremonies with live entertainment will be held on July 29th at Jean Lake," LaFosse said. “And we’re expecting quite a party.”

Registration for the events will take place on the opening day.

"It's not obligatory," LaFosse explained, but those who register will get special discounts.

LaFosse says there will be many souvenirs available. Hats, shirts, hoodies, ball caps, glasses and more. Some of them are available at the Town Hall, and other locations around town.

LaFosse says there is a discount available on PAL airlines for people flying in for the event, and at the Wabush Hotel as well.

"We are expecting a lot of former residents," she said. “And those who are still here to take part.”

Information will also be posted at the Town’s website.

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