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Erskine enjoys night of 'Floats and Flicks'

Updated: Oct 26, 2021 September 12, 2021 @ 9:48 am

Erskine Recreation Board hosted the 15th year of Floats and Flicks, their biggest annual fundraising event.

The Erskine Rec Board began in 1976 with a mandate to maintain and operate community facilities. For many years, their biggest fundraising event was a BBQ along with a parade, kids events and slo-pitch tournament.

In 2006 the board had decided that in addition to new members, it was time to start new events as well. They hosted their first Floats and Flicks and the fundraising event is still going strong. This year the festivities were kicked off with the Stettler Car Club presenting a car show with cars ranging in age and style from Model T’s to Classic Chevy Pickups, to modern muscle cars.

The parade started at 5, originated at the Erskine school and carried on west for several blocks before going south for a block and coming back east towards the school. Several people were lined up early to get front row viewing. There were floats from the Town and County, as well as Ken-Mar Concrete, Stettler Dodge, and even the RCMP. The kids in attendance particularly enjoyed the fact that by the time the parade had passed them going west, they could run to the far end of the block and catch it again as it made its way back to the starting point.

After the parade had finished, volunteers served BBQ and the night ended with a showing of Croods 2 on the drive-in setup. Although rain had started the day off, and gave some people cause for concern about events, the skies cleared well before the car show, and it was a beautiful night for the event.

Carson Ellis, Reporter

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