b'PORT PERRY EASTER BONNET PARADE AND CONTEST TURNS 10!Sunday, April 21st in front of the Queen Street Post OfficeSpring isnally about to become abe a contest judge! says Hollett.Theextra special ribbons for this 10th anni-reality and we here at Focus on Scugog winner, who could be age 5 or 95, willversary celebration! Manwaring says. feel that this is the event that makesjoin head judge and long-time bonnetTwenty-two spectacular prize ribbons it ocial.The Church Chicks of thesupporter,MayorBobbieDrewandwill be given out and each registered PortPerryUnitedChurchareatitChildrensProgramdirectorfortheparticipant gets one of Melissas rib-onceagaintoputontheirbelovedScugog Memorial Library, Julie Annebons and a cupcake as well. event for all ages. Gatto-Gibbons.ThewinnerwillbeSocomeenteryourhatorbea This is a special year for us so werevealed at the April 21st event andspectator the hour goes by fast due aredoingsomethingspecialsaystheir essay will be published in Focusto the Petting Zoo, Bonnet Character contestcreatorPamHollett.Sheex- on Scugogs May issue. meetandgreetsandtheparade plains that usually the Church ChicksTheBIAsPettingZoojoinedinofcolourfulhats(somewornby introduce a new storybook characteron the fun 3 years ago and has beenanimals!)goingbytofestivetunes, (there are 8 thus far), but this year wea big hit with its adorable springtimethankstoToddSoomre.Toddisa wanted it to be all about the partici- animals.Veteran sponsor, The KidsScugog Fire Captain and professional pants.After all, we wouldnt have aCupboardisbackagaingenerouslyDJ and volunteers his services each contest if we didnt have participants.supportingthiseventandthisyearyear.Theeventhasntbeenrained We average about 100 hat entries eachthereisanewco-sponsor,Ringsideout yet, but even more impressive is year and the creativity is staggering.Ribbons.Themassive,stunning,that the weather has never cancelled MelissaDurwardmyco-chairandhorse-show type ribbons are the talkKen Kourys Nutty Chocolatier Easter I, along with our fellow Chicks, areof the event each year and are madeEgg Hunt in 31 years!Remember that excited about the What the Port PerrybyRingsideRibbonowner,Melissa100% of the money raised at the event Easter Bonnet Contest Means to MeManwaring. I love this event and amgoes to the Childrens and Teen Areas essayentriesandforthewinnertoproud to be a sponsor.We are doingin The Scugog Memorial Library.BONNET JUDGING CATEGORIES:Ages 4 yrs. and under:Easter SpiritBest Bloomin HatAges 5-15 yrs.:Easter SpiritBest Bloomin HatMost FoolishMost Delicious (food themed)Most Likely to Cause a Traf c Accident (All oversized hats) Ages 16 yrs. and up:SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Loveliest Lady On Queen11:30: Bonnet Registration (by free-will donation)Manliest Man in a Bonnetand BIAs Petting Zoo Opens12:00: Bonnet Contest Begins Specialty:(Tot, grandparent and pet categories gorst) Best Pet in a Bonnet1:00: Bonnet Contest Ends andBest Grandparent/Grandchild The Nutty Chocolatier Egg Hunt Begins (co-ordinating hats, duo only)For inspiration and information -Instagram: chickbonnetsEmail: chickbonnets@hotmail.com6 FOCUS - APRIL 2019'