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The community of Preeceville celebrated a week-long set of activities and events that were based on the celebration of Old Home Week.
The goal of the annual celebration is to provide an opportunity for former residents and guests to check out what’s new in town.
Activities for the week were kicked off by the Preeceville Nursery School parents organizing a hamburger barbecue lunch at Centennial Park on July 6. It was followed by an art show hosted by the Preeceville Art Group at the Trinity United Church, which included a presentation by Dr. Norman Yakel.
The staff of the Preeceville Personal Care Home held a perogie-and-sausage lunch on the front lawn of the care home on July 7. The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum hosted a outdoor clay oven bread with chilli and jam afternoon on July 8 followed by ice cream at the Centennial Park in Preeceville sponsored by the Cross roads Credit Union.
The Preeceville Club 60 served pie and coffee and hosted horseshoe games on July 9. The Preeceville Catholic Women’s League hosted a Taste of Home” homemade treats and refreshment booth at the Centennial Park at July 10. The rest of the weekend followed with events at the Preeceville Western weekend.
Old Home Week is a practice that origi-nated in the New England region of the United States, similar to a holiday or festival. In its beginning, in the 19th and 20th centuries, it involved a municipal effort to invite former residents of a village, town, or city, usually individuals who grew up in the municipality as children and moved elsewhere in adulthood to visit the old home, the parental household and home town.