ROB DRAL The Standard
UXBRIDGE: To celebrate how fortunate we are as a community in North Durham, the Feast of the Ages Community is hosting the “Feast for Peace,” on Sunday, July 31.
Feast of the Ages is a celebration of community, family, and great food. It is held outside to honour the community, the farmers that provide the community with food, and to celebrate love, family, and togetherness.
Volunteers from all walks of life are contributing something to the event.
According to their website, “we have farmers who want to share their provisions, designers who want to make captivating banners, cooks who want to create amazing dishes, caterers who want to make everything look gorgeous, little ones who can’t wait to meet the horses, bus drivers who want to help with transportation, musicians who want to sing and dance, firefighters who want to assist with safety planning, young people who want to be tour guides, and many many others.”
The idea for the event started when the owners of the “Stonefire Bar and Grill,” in Thornhill were brainstorming ways to celebrate their 8th anniversary. They are located just five minutes south of the ‘Village Market.’ Local Uxbridge farmer, Mike Lanigan, has been serving the community of Thornhill at the market for over 25 years. “How amazing would it be to join forces, and throw a special outdoor celebration for all the things that mean the most to us and our community? Mike loved our Feast of the Ages idea immediately,” said organizers.
The event is free to the public and no donations will be required. To participate, everyone has to contribute something to the event. To join the feast, the organizers have set up a contribution form that volunteers can fill out to receive their ticket. Contributions can be almost anything. To fill out an application or to find out how you can help, visit the ‘Feast for the Ages’ website at, www.feastoftheages.com/joinus.
The feast will be taking place at, farmer Michael Lanigan’s “Farmhouse Garden”, Uxbridge. The exact address and location will be provided to confirmed guests. The feast starts at noon, and goes until 9 p.m. Pets are not permitted for the safety of the animals on the farm. The feast will run rain or shine, so make sure you are prepared in case of inclement weather.
Some of the event highlights, so far, are: a farm tour, hay wagon rides, a meet and greet with the farm animals, eclectic live music, dancing, and a carnival.
For more information about the feast or how you can contribute, please call, 647-559-6901.
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