I am a massive fan of small-town celebrations; Abbey's 110-year homecoming was fantastic. With the population of Abbey only being 100, I was shocked and excited to see the huge turnout. We had a delicious pancake breakfast Saturday morning, then searched for an excellent spot to watch the parade. Abbey's streets were bustling with energy as people lined up to watch the parade. The march was fantastic, showcasing the village's prominent citizens, businesses, artwork, and vintage cars.



Afterward, we headed to the ABC centre to check the festivities there. The ABC Centre was the perfect place to host face painting, a magic show, a scavenger hunt and more activities for the young. The time and effort, put into the ABC Centre by community members, has paid off immensely. Inside the ABC Centre is where Abbey's Attic, the second-hand store, is located. There are tons of hidden treasures in Abbey's Attic. I could have looked around for hours. We ended up finding several books for my auntie to read.


Next, we headed to Abbey's sports grounds to watch teams compete in the ball tournament. Luckily, spectators could watch from the shaded beer gardens! Later in the afternoon, a great live band played for several hours for everyone to enjoy. It was a very hot day, so we indulged in cool treats from Laurie's Rolling Kitchen.

Next, we decided to stroll through the line of entries at the Show n' Shine. Honestly, I know nothing about vehicles, but I still enjoy looking at them! There were a number of unique entries, but the one that really caught my eye was the Chuckwagon. As the day went on, we enjoyed another great meal, the beef supper, which the Abbey Legion organized. Abbey's community demeanour is warm and kind so although I did not grow up here, I felt welcome. Overall, I had a blast at Abbey's 110-year homecoming, as I am sure everyone else did!