at Boughner Picnic
Maple Leaf -- Last
Saturday the Boughner family of Norfolk held their great annual
picnic at Orchard Beach. Member of the family came from all parts
and "everybody" was invited.
The appearance of the town
and of the park made it quite evident that the family had rather
extensive connections and that invitation to come was pretty well
All roads seemed to lead
to Port Dover on that day. From as early as seven in the morning,
buggies and carriages -- some of them elegant turnouts -- were on
the road and they kept coming, regular processions of them, till
late in the afternoon.
They were filled with as
joyous and happy looking a lot of respectable people as could be
found anywhere, bent on pleasure and having a good time generally.
They had it. The Park was
soon filled. Many long tables, very long ones indeed, were soon
laden with such delicious viands and generous in quantity as the
good people of Norfolk know how to provide.
Others, who could not find
room at the tables, went off here and there in cool but cosy nooks
and corners, and had their own banquet with their own friends.
The Port Dover Band
discoursed sweet music all day to appreciative listeners. The ice
cream and soft drink stands as well as the melon and the candy men
did a roaring business. Boating and bathing were also indulged in,
and some stayed for the dance in the evening in the pavilion.