Another successful CO Blitz

COMBERMERE – Kids splashed the afternoon away, smiles from ear-to-ear were seen from abroad and local musicians were the life of the party at the Combermere Community Centre (CCC), this past Sunday. 
On August 4, hundreds took part in the annual CO Blitz, held at the CCC. From face painting, to mini-put, tug-of-war, live entertainment, tasty treats, car-smashing and water activities, to name a few, there was a little something for everyone at this year’s Blitz. 
For more than 36 years, the CO Blitz has been a tradition in Combermere. For the last decade, the Madawaska Valley Fire Department personnel have been facilitating the fun-filled day. However, this year, the Combermere recreation committee, also got in the action. 
And many attendees agreed this was one of the best Blitz’s to date. 
Committee Member Cheryl Stanley told the Gazette, it definitely took a lot work though. 
“A lot of people put in a lot of hard work and hours,” Stanley said. “We’re really grateful to the many volunteers who lent a hand to help make everything come together for this year’s Blitz.”
What’s more, so many people go out of their way to make sure this event is a memorable one for the kids, families and all of the attendees, the committee member went on to say. 
For example, one of the fire official volunteers, Roger, takes it up himself each year to ensure the waterpark and water-fun activities are top-notch, Stanley added. He so badly just wants all of the kids to have the greatest time, Stanley said. It shows too, she continued, as you look at this year’s lineup of waterpark fun. 

Story continues in the August 7, 2013 issue of The Valley Gazette