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Annual Stump Frolic takes place Saturday in Antigonish

Organizing committee members; Judi MacPherson, Isabelle Tate, Rev. Peter Smith and Joanne Clifton, gather for a photo outside of St. James United Church which will host its annual spring celebration – the Stump Frolic – this Saturday.
Organizing committee members; Judi MacPherson, Isabelle Tate, Rev. Peter Smith and Joanne Clifton, gather for a photo outside of St. James United Church which will host its annual spring celebration – the Stump Frolic – this Saturday. - Richard MacKenzie

It must be spring

ANTIGONISH, N.S. —

It’s time for St. James United Church’s annual rite of spring, the Stump Frolic. 

At a time when old customs are being discarded and there’s a digital application for almost everything, the Stump Frolic is evidence that, like mother’s comfort food and elastic-waist trousers, there are things in this world that will never go out of fashion.

Plenty of activity at the corner of Main and Church streets during last year's Stump Frolic event.
Plenty of activity at the corner of Main and Church streets during last year's Stump Frolic event.

For those new to the region, the Stump Frolic combines all the positive elements of community life in rural Nova Scotia; home baking, fudge, yard sale, silent auction, plants (indoor and out), petting zoo, various elephant tables, jewelry, books, face painting, live entertainment, barbeque, food-to-go, a sit-down luncheon, and all the camaraderie and good fellowship you’d expect of an event that’s become an Antigonish institution.

No matter what the weather may deliver, the Stump Frolic is always at the top of the Antigonish June calendar; and the organizing committee updates the events’ offerings every year, making sure there are items and activities of interest for everyone, from the very young to the young at heart. Plus, with ramps at the church entrance and new washrooms in the hall, this event is accessible to everyone.

So come by St. James United at the corner of Church and Main streets this Saturday (June 8) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and see for yourself why the Stump Frolic is such a popular event.  It’s more than just a sale - it’s a celebration.

Photo from last year's Stump Frolic at St. James United Church in Antigonish.
Photo from last year's Stump Frolic at St. James United Church in Antigonish.

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