Bear River Cherry Carnival: parade and cherries, waiting for high tide

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on July 19, 2014
Bear River Cherry Carnival

Published on 19 July 2014

<p>Peter Dickie and Greg Thomas catch up over a box of cherries at the 121st Bear River Cherry Carnival.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Annapolis RCMP Corporal Dale Guy buys a box of cherries for Bear River firefighter Nigel Gunn.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Participants in the Cherry Carnival children’s parade in Bear River on Saturday, July 19.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Legion members lead the grand parade into downtown Bear River for the 121st Cherry Carnival.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The cadet marching band.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Cadets march in the grand parade for Bear River’s 121st Cherry Carnival.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Joan Young throws candy to children along the side of the parade route.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The float by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bear River Fire Department invited everyone to their pig roast.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The big bad wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother through the streets of Bear River.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Sonny Longmire of the Lobster Bash prepares to throw a hat to the crowd.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The Oakdene Centre’s float was unusually colourful.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The Oakdene Centre’s float was themed “Create Bear River”.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>One little girl stood up to the zombie horde at the Bear River Cherry Carnival grand parade.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>A zombie horde disrupted the grand street parade at the 121st Cherry Carnival in Bear River.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>The horde was tamed however and rendered harmless dancing zombies by xylophone music of a cadet band.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Dying to be in Bear River.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>A cadet marching xylophone band at the 121st Cherry Carnival in Bear River.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>What’s a parade without big loud firetrucks?</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Alice Dugas lines up to get a box of cherries from the Bear River Fire Department at the 121st Cherry Carnival.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

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<p>Anxious for the afternoon water events, a group of young people check out the greased pole at low tide this morning.</p>

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Bear River Cherry Carnival

Published on 19 July 2014

<p>The Cherry Carnival’s greased pole event goes at high tide at 5:30 p.m by the Bear River firehall, with a $100 cash prize offered to the first to grab the flag.</p>

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Some photos from the morning events at the 121st Cherry Carnival in Bear River.

Larry Powell of the Spectator will be sharing more photos from the afternoon events later this evening or tomorrow morning.

jriley@digbycourier.ca