On September 16, the grounds in front of the Rosemère public library transformed into a vibrant tapestry of community spirit and autumnal celebration during this year’s Harvest Day. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents reveled in a spectrum of activities, all while supporting local businesses at stands curated by 20 regional vendors. This wholesome event not only marked the onset of the harvest season but also served as a benevolent food drive for Moisson Laurentides, a prominent local food assistance provider.
The heartwarming outcome of the event was the collection of 42 kilograms of donated food items, a generosity that promises to touch the lives of families facing challenging times. Mayor Eric Westram expressed gratitude, noting, “Harvest Day is always a popular gathering that helps to ease the transition from summer into autumn.”
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Highlighting a key objective of the event, Mayor Westram emphasized the importance of showcasing locally made and crafted products. The aim is to inspire residents to patronize businesses within Rosemère, fostering a sense of community and economic support. The Mayor extended thanks to everyone who contributed fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable items for Moisson Laurentides, acknowledging the significant impact of their civic spirit.
The Harvest Day festivities extended beyond vendor stands. Attendees were treated to an array of engaging workshops, including cooking sessions, beekeeping demonstrations, and DIY bug hotel crafting. Roaming circus performers added an element of whimsy, and a mobile petting farm delighted visitors of all ages. A lively soundtrack provided by a DJ ensured that the atmosphere remained festive throughout the day.
Introduced in 2019, Harvest Day has swiftly become a cherished fall tradition for Rosemerites. As the event seamlessly blends the joys of community engagement with a commitment to aiding those in need, it stands as a testament to the town’s collective spirit and resilience. The success of this year’s celebration not only heralds the arrival of autumn but also underscores the power of a united community working towards a common good.