Old Home Week returns in 2015


Almost everyone has heard the famous saying: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” 

In the case of Morrisburg’s Old Home Week, the organizing committee is hoping the “proverb” is true. The next Old Home Week will be held in 2015.

The organizing committee met on November 21st and unanimously decided, after months of discussion, that the week-long event should run every five years.

The group brought the event back-to-life in 2010 for the town’s 150th Anniversary. Prior to that, Chuck Irvine, a representative for the group, said Old Home Week hadn’t been in existence in Morrisburg for almost 30 years.

Originally the group, which has about 15 active members, hadn’t intended the event to be a yearly undertaking. However, due to the success and the feedback after the 2010 festivities, the group decided to bring it back once again in 2011.

According to Irvine, funding for the event was made simple with the outstanding support of everyone from local businesses, to neighbours, and even to South Dundas council.

“The community support was unbelievable,” he said.

The group will still be holding their popular Jukebox Trivia Event and Motorcycle Rally in 2012. In addition, Irvine says they “hope to participate in the parade again for the Tubies.”

What it comes down to: Old Home Week “would be a better event every five years than it would be every year.”

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