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Family fun had at Pelham Summerfest

By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff

It was a fun filled weekend downtown Fonthill with crowds of people taking part in the seventh annual Pelham Summerfest.

A big hit in the kids zone during the four-day festival was Safari Niagara. Families were drawn in by the furry ferrets on display.

In addition to ferrets, junior zookeepers showcased a number of other animals for a large crowed of people. A Silver Fox was a crowd favourite, with people oohing and aahing as zookeeper Tanis Newman showed off the animal. Other animals that were a hit was a skunk, a rabbit and an armadillo.

Stephen Livetti of Fonthill said the festival was “amazing for the kids.” As his children played with animal pelts at the Safari Niagara booth, Livetti said his family was enjoying the music, games and food.

“We will come next year again. We always tell our friends to come,” he said about the festival.

Fonthill local Angela Kirton has attended Summerfest for the past six years. She said participating with her family and two young children has been great.

Saturday Kirton and her two sons enjoyed playing games and soaking in the sun. She said almost every year her and her husband will bring the children during the day and then come back later to enjoy music with friends.

“It’s lovely that it’s free and there is so much pride for the town,” Kirton said.

Event goers also enjoyed music by local bands, food vendors and a market. In addition to the kids zone, teens enjoyed music and skateboarding at Marlene Stewart Streit Park Saturday. Brock University helped organize activities in the teen zone, including BrockU Drop-in Ultimate Frisbee.

MAllenberg@postmedia.com

Twitter: @M_Allenberg  



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