DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: Members of the Rotary Club of Port Perry are expecting Palmer Park to be packed with people this weekend, for the second annual Port Perry Waterfront Ribfest.
The annual Ribfest event will run, on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, from noon until 11 p.m., and on Sunday, August 6th., from noon until 9 p.m.
According to the Rotary Club, over 21,000 people attended the Ribfest last year and club officials are hoping for 25,000 people, this year.
Entrance into the event is free, but donations will be collected in the park. This year’s Ribfest will be raising funds for the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham.
Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham is an organization dedicated to creating a five bed residential hospice in Port Perry. The hospice will be located at the site of the former Immaculate Conception Catholic School and has a target opening date of March 2019.
There is expected to be five ribbers set up in the park, as well as vendors, selling everything from ice cream to chicken, corn on the cob, french fries and bloomin’ onions. There will also be live entertainment in the park throughout the event. The falcons will also be back to keep the seagulls away.
There will be parking for the event, at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, where there will be a no-charge shuttle service available.
Multiple portions of roads will be closed for the event, at Water St., from Queen St. to Casimir St. In addition, the Queen St. extension, east of Water St., will be closed, from Thursday, August 3rd at 6 a.m., until Monday, August 7th at 6 p.m. Mary Street, from east of Parking Lot #4 to Water St., will be closed from Thursday, August 3rd, until Sunday, August 6th at 11 p.m. The Joe Fowler and Palmer Park parking lots will also be closed, from Wednesday, August 2nd to Monday, August 7th at 6 p.m.
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