by Dick Primeau
August 9, 2018
WAMBO is just around the corner. Yes, and it’s the 30th celebration. Pard Martin and Chip Gordon would be very proud of this accomplishment for Wallaceburg and the surrounding area.
To see all the antique cars drive the main street downtown just makes you smile as you walk through. Of course, there are the fire trucks across the river on Wallace Street, giving the crowds a first-hand look at what everyday life was, and is, like for the firefighters.
How about the antique boats that make their way so gracefully way up the Sydenham to somewhere near Branch 18 of the Legion? It’s such a thrill just to walk by and get a close look at them all. Then there are the crowds, all looking like they are about to attend a family reunion, which, of course, is the way it is! Folks from everywhere know that the locals, that they went to high school with, will probably show up, and there will be time to meet and play catch-up with all.
The town itself looks great and seems to be waiting to greet you once again. Can you tell that I am a big, big fan of this special event?
So, look around – grab a lunch somewhere downtown, with a cocktail perhaps – and just take it all in! I’ll be walking along by the seawall in that great area behind the stores on James Street with a huge smile on my face. Can you tell I am really looking forward to it? Did I mention the soapbox car races -- by the tractors on display -- and people being shuttled to downtown on wagons??
I could go on – and on – and on – Happy 30th, WAMBO!