Plans afoot for Chapple Day

Chapple Day gets underway Friday, Aug. 10 with a bonfire and wiener roast at 7:30 p.m. at the Both Farm north of Barwick (across from Sturgeon Creek School).
Everyone is welcome.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 11, activities will include an old-time threshing and other events at the Both Farm. The farmhouse and blacksmith shop will be open for tours.
Registration for the annual canoe race is slated from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Manitou landing, with the finish line being the Barwick dock. Spectators are welcome.
A fish fry supper will follow at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $10 per person).
Other activities include pontoon boat rides to either the Long Sault Rapids or Manitou Rapids as well as music in the beautiful park. The Chapple Museum also will be open for everyone to visit.
A new committee, “Friends of the Museum,” has been formed with the purpose of fundraising for special projects for the Chapple Museum.
Their first event is a raffle for a 15.5-foot Pelican canoe. The draw will be made on Aug. 11, with tickets cost $5 each or 3/$10.
They are available from members of the Friends of the Museum committee, heritage committee, Roseberry Runway, Barwick Village Restaurant, Barwick Service, the Chapple municipal office, and the Fairway Store in Emo.
The canoe can be seen at the Chapple Museum during museum hours.
The museum, located in downtown Barwick, is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during July and August.
St. Paul’s Heritage Place can be viewed making arrangements with Bill/Emily Clink, Rilla Race, Heather Oltsher, or the municipal office.
Do you want to know more about Barwick’s history? Well, you can buy a Chapple Centennial newspaper for $1 from either one of the above mentioned people.
The Chapple history book, “Between the Ripples,” also is available for $35. In it, you will learn about the development of the township and early families who lived there.