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NEWS RELEASE              For release June 26, 2007


June 30     Firefighters Fish Fry at Pioneer Park, 4-8 pm
July 1        Foodland Beef BBQ at Pioneer Park, 4-7 pm
July 1        Canada Day celebrations at the Flag, 5-11 pm; fireworks; rain date July 2.


Foodland donates "Feast on the Beach" proceeds to Southampton's 150th anniversary celebrations

Southampton, Ont., June 26, 2007 -- Foodland of Southampton has chosen to support the town's 150th anniversary celebrations. Proceeds from Foodland's famous annual BBQ on July 1 will go to the 150th Anniversary Committee. Committee Treasurer Tim Andersen said, "Foodland has always been a strong supporter of town events and we thank them for their generosity. I foresee other town businesses getting into the spirit of celebration."

The "Feast on the Beach" will run from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday, July 1 at Pioneer Park in Southampton. A true feast, it includes all-you-can-eat BBQ beef, ribs and chicken, backed by the music of Flashback.

Katherine Leonard and other Anniversary Committee volunteers will be selling Southampton, Then and Now historical calendars at the feast. Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858, and the 16-month calendar (September 2007 to December 2008) recounts 150 years of town history using old and new photographs to contrast how the town used to look with how it looks today. A different subject is featured each month, such as the famous Southampton sunsets, the shipwreck on the beach, the boardwalk, the train station, the Long Dock, Chantry Island lighthouse, and ten other subjects, with historical captions for each.

The calendar will also be on sale at the Firefighters Fish Fry on Saturday June 30 at Pioneer Park from 4 to 8 pm.

Where to buy the calendar in stores

Copies of the 36-page calendar are $20 each, at these locations:
Hill's Insurance
Home Hardware

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Chantry Island Tour Base
Saugeen Memorial Hospital
Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce
Southampton Market

For more information

 More about the Southampton, Then and Now historical calendar is at There are links to 150th anniversary events, and the important dates in Southampton history.
 The main web site for Southampton's 150th Anniversary is
 This news release is posted at

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