Cherry Carnival in photos

Bear River packed for greased pole, fireworks

Lawrence Powell editor@annapolisspectator.ca
Published on July 20, 2014
Cherry Carnival

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The canoe races were popular at Bear River Cherry Carnival.

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Cherry Carnival

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Judging the canoe races.

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Cherry Carnival

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There was good entertainment at Bear River's Cherry Carnival.

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Cherry Carnival

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There were auction items on display at the fire hall.

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Cherry Carnival

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Boppin' on the bass at Cherry Carnival in Bear River Saturday.

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Cherry Carnival

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Waiting for the tide to rise so the greased pole event can begin.

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Cherry Carnival

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It was Avery Charlton's first year attempting the greased pole. He's already being considered a contender in future years.

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A different view of the greased pole.

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Defending champ David Isles showed good form again this year but didn't win it.

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Gary Hurlock on bass, and George Sloan entertained.

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This was the winning greased pole run.

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Does anybody want cotton candy?

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There were plenty of cherries at Bear River Cherry Carnival.

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Cherry Carnival

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Bear River Cherry Carnival ended with an amazing fireworks show Saturday evening.

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Patrons of Bear River's Cherry Carnival had to wait until late in the day for the always-popular greased pole event -- high tide is a must and that didn't happen until supper time. But the lawn outside the fire hall was still crowded and there were numerous entries.

The canoe races took place just before the greased pole started, and entertainment was continuous across the street in the band shell.

There was also a silent auction, bingo, a dunk tank, a pig roast supper, cotton candy, tons of food, and of course the fireworks.

See photos and previous slide show here.