Mr. Pete Barron on Land and Sea
Visit the CBC archive to see the episode of Land and Sea profiling Mr. Barron's life and music: http://www.cbc.ca/landandseanl/2010/10/the-time-of-tunes.html
2010 Reunion Report
The first ever Reunion for St. Joseph 's, Placentia Bay was held Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8, 2010. It was a couple of grey foggy days but the weather did not dampen the spirits of those who were in attendance.
Friday night started out with Opening Ceremonies ~ Mr. Pat Barron officially cut the cake to kick off the reunion festivities and Mr. Neil Picco officially opened the "Picco's Meadow Gathering Place" by cutting the ribbon. A plaque was unveiled signifying the very generous donation of land by the Picco Family. The evening quickly turned in to a kitchen party when Derrick, Duane and Robbie pulled out their guitars & accordians. Mr. Pat Barron and Mr. Den Lake, accompanied by Duane Barron also sang a few gool ol' traditional Placentia Bay songs for the crowd.
Saturday morning's Scavenger Hunt was great fun, as well as Saturday afternoon's garden party. Ambrose Hickey and Cyril Synard were on hand Saturday night to provide toe-tapping tunes for the Reunion Dance...with a small break for fireworks. Ambrose's Reunion song was a hit with the crowd!
St. Joseph's was blessed to have Father Ray Earle visit on Sunday afternoon and perform a beautiful service and blessing in the newly constructed hall. The Reunion closed out with a bobber race in Picco's Brook, followed by bingo with lots of cash prizes! By all accounts, Augusut 6-8 was a great weekend in St. Joseph's, Placentia Bay!
Thanks to Donna Walsh for providing this report to placentiabay.ca:)
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