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Stoughton came together for Canada Day festivities

Many volunteers helped make this year's Canada Day bash happen.

STOUGHTON - Taylor Park was the place to be in Stoughton on Canada Day, as the town supplied the festivities and the Stoughton Lions Club took care of the cooking.

The Lions has served up the meal on Canada Day for several years, said club president Ed Young. A minimum fee is charged for the meal, which includes burgers, hotdogs, salads and cake, and the money collected is returned to an organization in the community. This year it will go to Stoughton First Responders.

Upon entering the park, the Caragana Ramblers could be heard in the distance, entertaining the crowd. The band could not use their microphones, as it rained off and on, so the band sang louder, and the crowd got closer.

The rain did let up for long enough for the people to be fed and enjoy the socializing.

Each year at the celebrations, the Lions Club holds its reverse draw. Del Coderre thanked the crowd for coming out and supporting them and the town for supplying the entertainment, the meal and later the fireworks.

Only 200 tickets are sold for this fundraiser and the three lucky winners were: Michelle Richardson took home the $1,000 top prize, Tiffany Heatherington won $200 for second and Tanya Dubois $50 for third.

With the excitement of the draw over, people stayed to chat, but the sky opened up with more rain, some hail, thunder and lightning, and everyone scrambled for cover.

The crowd dissipated as the weather warnings started coming in and the clouds grew darker