Simpson Homecoming 2011
July 9, 2006
Suggestions by Susan - Comments are
04 Jul 2006 09:05:32
Thanks for a great homecoming!!
I have a few suggestions for your next
homecoming. I know that in 2011
will be the 100th birthday of the
town, so why not do something like the
On Sunday once ball is just about over, why not have a "Street
Hockey" game or two on Main Street. You could use the nets from the
rink and it might keep people there a little longer, because if you
everything on the Saturday, then there is not much to do on Sunday after
church until the evening events. All ages could play and maybe
(Watrous Bags) could give us a demonstration of their skills (as some
of us do not see them play).
On one of the days have an old fashion fair. Ask people (anyone who
is coming to the event) to enter into different categories such as pies,
muffins, preserves etc. Then you could ask maybe some local celebrities
from the neighbouring towns to judge. Afterwards you could auction off
the top four prize winners in each category. This would make a little
money for the town or event. Also you could use the pies, cookies, and
muffins for part of your meals, as I am sure people would be happy to
donate them after the judging.
Also, you have the name tags/ lists from the registration so that
you could send a brief notice to all
past participants about 2 - 3 months
before the event so that they are well
aware of when and what will be
happening. (Some people should have
addresses for just about everyone who came.) Canada Post has a
discounted rate for bulk mailings. I noticed this time that if you still had ties in the
community you knew what was happening or if you received the Watrous paper. I
know, I let a person know and kept them up to date as to what was happening
and they decided to participate on Saturday.
Thanks again for a great time and we
all appreciate the effort made by the
organizing committee. We look forward
to the next homecoming.