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Hylo Harvest to include two days of activities

Aug. 20 and 21 set aside for Hylo Harvest Days
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A horticulture show will make up some of the weekend activities at Hylo Harvest Days on Aug. 20 and 21.

HYLO - Hylo Harvest Days will be starting on Aug. 20 and will include a list of activities that will continue well into the next day.

Friday will include horticulture entries being received, a chili dinner, and a movie in the park. The movie ‘Soul’ will be played and guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on as they hope it will be an outdoor event.

Saturday will include a full day of events, starting with a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon. and a parade at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to put in a float. The theme is 'Welcome Back World,' and anyone interested in registering for the parade can contact Sarah Hebert by email at

Throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the horticulture show entries will be displayed. All entries will remain in the hall until 4 p.m.

Other events throughout the day will include a beer garden with live music by Desjarlais & Company, kids entertainment including bouncy houses, a petting zoo, box car races and the Lac La Biche County Fun Van.

There will also be a prince and princess competition for youth between the ages of 12 to 16, with prizes awarded to the winners. A similar competition, the king and queen competition, is open to anyone over the age of 17 and prizes will also be awarded in that category.

A concession will be open from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets will also be available for purchase for fun draws such as a booze cooler, 50/50 and chicken poop bingo. 

"I remember as a kid, we went to that hall for dances all the time. But now, it's hard to do that with all the rules and the regulations. So now, we do this kind of stuff for the kids... What we're trying to do is just keep the people in our community here and just give a little bit back to the community whenever we can,” said Yvonne Zevola, one of the organizers of Hylo Harvest Days.

The organizers will also be opening a 1990 time capsule at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The capsule was created when the hall was built, and organizers are excited to do this, as it is a piece of history within the community.