For the first time since 2019, Chautauqua Park will be buzzing with activity this Labour Day as the Niagara-on-the-Lake neighbourhood’s annual corn roast and barbecue returns.
It’s also a big birthday party, as the Chautauqua Residents Association, which organizes the affair, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
“The annual Chautauqua corn roast and barbecue has been a very successful social event in our community for years prior to COVID,” said association president Brian Crow.
“Derek Cadman, chair of the event, has lots of corn for roasting, hot dogs, including veggie dogs this year, and soft drinks with free hot dogs for kids 12 and under,” he said.
There also will be kids games and music.
“It feels good to be working on getting it back again, especially to celebrate the 70th anniversary,” Crow said.
The party is slated for Monday, Sept. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“It is a great opportunity for those who have recently moved here to meet with their neighbours and long-term residents. We have three generations of one family living here,” Crow noted.
The residents association also will be signing up new members and renewing existing memberships.
The annual membership fee is $10.