By Marianne Curtis
When the community of Landmark gathered for this year’s Friendship Festival, one of the highlights at the event was the renaming of the community park and a sign unveiling.
Organizer Cheryl Tremeer is thrilled with the ongoing success of the festival, which she started a few summers ago.
“Great weather was certainly a factor in the record-setting attendance but none of this is possible without our amazing volunteers and sponsors,” she stated. “Great things happen when people and businesses step up to the plate.”
The three day event took place August 5-7 kicked off with music by Mike Blair and Rafter B followed by a youth dance.
On Saturday the entire community came out to enjoy a pancake breakfast hosted by the Landmark Kinsmen, parade, hot dog lunch, children’s events, and variety show. A community pork barbeque brought out even more people in the evening along with the dance with music by the Darryl Marsh Band and fireworks.
The day’s events also included the unveiling a new sign in honor of one of the earliest businessmen in the community and renaming of the park to the Archie Plett Memorial Park. In 1957, Plett founded Landmark Mechanical and was instrumental in hooking up the community to a town sewage and water system.
On Sunday, all the churches in Landmark gathered for a worship service in the park followed by a picnic lunch.
Plans are already in the works for next year’s event with more focus on activities geared towards youth.
As part of this year’s Friendship Festival, the community of Landmark renamed the town’s central park and unveiled this sign.