Heritage Days a highlight of holiday weekend in Jarvis

ARVIS­—The Walpole Antique Farm Machinery Association grounds were busy over the holiday long weekend as Heritage Days made a triumphant return to town. Above, one-year-old Amos Heeg was happy to take a turn at the wheel of a tractor. 

—Haldimand Press photo by Sheila Phibbs.

After a two year absence, Heritage Days returned to the Walpole Antique Farm Machinery Association (WAFMA) grounds in Jarvis for the Civic Holiday weekend. Visitors enjoyed viewing rows and rows of vintage tractors, equipment and tools, classic cars, antiques, displays and demonstrations, the Jarvis Train Station, crafts, a petting zoo, bouncy castle, and more.

Special opening day entertainment was provided by the Gentlemen of Harmony, who performed a variety of contemporary and nostalgic tunes in barber shop style much to the pleasure of the audience.

These young cousins were delighted to try out the old tractors and lawn equipment. Pictured (l-r): Henrietta Heeg watching grandson Kai Heeg, 2 ½, three year old twin brothers Judah (on lawn mower) and Ezra Bezemer (in wagon), and Russell Tigchelaar, 3. 

Eva Mazur, 4, came to Heritage Days with her family while visiting her grandpa in Dunnville. She was thrilled to meet Rudy, the seven month old kangaroo accompanied by his handler, Kassie Devos of the Educational Animal Display and Pony Ride.