Hartland Celebrates 100!

Hartland Celebrates 100!

This foursquare mile town with a steady population of 900+ over the last 100 years, has experienced more than its share of diversity.

A determined little town, Hartland and surrounding area, continues to flourish, boasting a new regional hospital, 18-hole championship Golf and Country Club, K – 12 new community school, successful industrial park, active recreation, and it greets thousands of admiring tourists each year who come to view the Longest Covered Bridge in the World.

Come join us in celebration this summer as we host a week of interactive events.

Remember, save the dates July 28 to August 6, 2018.

Check the Town of Hartland’s website at:  http://www.town.hartland.nb.ca/html/cms/homecms_files/100%20Year%20Event%20Schedule.pdf for all details on the 100th Anniversary or see below:

Saturday, July 28, 2018 Firemen’s Muster 2pm
Location: Arena Field
This event revolves around a firematic competition between members of the fire
department and citizens of the community. It becomes a tangle of equipment and a
guarantee of many groans and laughter.

Sunday, July 29th Golf Tournament
Location: Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club
Covered Bridge 3-man, 2 Blind- Hole Scramble

This tournament is a 3-man scramble tournament that involves playing a round of golf without flags on the
green. Instead, the greens will have two holes and players play to the one closest to
them. There is one green assigned the hole in one and there is a prize for the winner.
There is room for 32 teams and the tournament split into competitive and
recreation teams. Tournament starts at 2pm. Tournament fee TBD.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Official Opening 6pm

Location: Hartland Community School

The official opening of the Hartland’s 100th Birthday Celebration combined with the
Hartland Potato Festival begins at 6:00pm in the school’s cafetorium. Special guests
will be present and the announcement of the Good Neighbor award and the Barney
Belyea Memorial award will be declared.
Immediately following: Little Miss Hartland Contest 6:30pm
Twelve young ladies from Grade 1-5 from Hartland and the surrounding area
compete for the title of Little Miss Hartland. Seeing their personalities and talents
unfold on the stage are experiences you do not want to miss. Cost at the door is
$5.00, with children under 10 years of age free.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Theatre 6:30pm

Location: Hartland Community School
This is the third year for a play production with themes exposing aspects of history
of the Town of Hartland. The first year answered the question why the Village
became incorporated, the second play focused on what Hartland was like for those
left behind when loved ones went off to war. This year will continue with the same
history theme titled, “People that Shape a Town”. Cost for the play TBA.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 Doll Carriage Parade 5:30pm
Registration at 5pm
Location: Hartland Community School

At 4:30pm children from Kindergarten to Grade 5 will gather, line up, and parade
across the stage in their costume of choice.
Immediately following: Miss Hartland Pageant 6:30pm
The Miss Hartland pageant is the crowning jewel of the Hartland Potato Festival.
Teenage girls from age 16-23 years compete for the coveted title and sparkling crown.
The focus and judge criteria of the competition are on their personality, cooperation,
intelligence, talent, and thoughtful responses to judges’ questions. The winner of the
contest will represent the Town of Hartland as Miss Hartland reigning for one year.
The pageant takes place at the Hartland Community School. Come out for a fun
evening and cheer on our girls! Cost $10 at the door, under 10 free.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 Closest to the Barrel & More 6:30pm

Location: Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club

Between 6:30-7:00pm, there will be a meet and greet, then games will proceed. A
special park is available for people to play shuffleboard, washer toss, horseshoes,
and bocce ball. There will be a golf challenge called, closest to the barrel on the
practice range and closest to the pin on the putting range. Inside the clubhouse, one
can enjoy the entertainment of a musician/band. Thursday is wing night with drink
specials. Definitely a great time to meet old friends and have some laughs.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 Book Launch Life of Heber H. Hatfield

Location: Dr. Walter Chestnut Library 6:30pm

Heber Harold Hatfield was an entrepreneur, a businessman and had a strong sense
of public duty that leads him into local politics and later federal politics. He was one
of the first to see the potential for processing potatoes in a variety of ways not only
in New Brunswick, but also, in North America. He was constantly on the lookout for
economic opportunities to take advantage and make them available in his town, his
county and his constituency. His business experience helped Hartland through its
lowest of times.

Friday, August 3, 2018 Homecoming Supper 4:30pm

Location: Hartland United Baptist Church
The “Best Cooks in Town” provide this traditional meal and is a highlight of the
week. It is an opportunity to break bread with old friends and family and continue
the conversations where you left off. A meal is always perfect when shared with
friends and family. Donations are appreciated.

Friday, August 3, 2018 Memories of Hartland History Quiz Night 6:30pm

Location: Waterfront, Library parking lot, under the tent
Registration at 6 pm, event starts at 6:30pm
This is a large group event in which questions are asked that are split into different
categories or rounds. Each group answers the questions on paper. These groups are
“teams” or “tables,” and consist of four to 8 people. At the end of each round, a
representative from each team turns in their answers to the judge who then
calculate the scores for each team. The teams compete against one another with the
top three teams receiving prizes. Remember Shhhh … you don’t want the team
beside you to hear your answers; paper is available to write notes to each other. Get
your team of 4 to 8 people together in preparation to purchase a table. The tables
allow 8 people maximum at $10 per table. Proceeds go to the 100th Anniversary
Committee. Preregister and table purchase may be done through email to Mary
Hatfield at mehatfield3@rogers.com or via voicemail by calling 506-375-0880.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Pancake Breakfast 7-9 am

Location: Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club
Here is an opportunity to start this busy full day with a delicious breakfast made by
someone else! Is your school class here on a reunion? Are your family members
around and the cooks need a break? Come and enjoy breakfast in the pleasant
atmosphere with a breathtaking view. Cost TBA.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Parade 11:30am

Location: Starts at the Hartland Community School and runs down Main Street.
Line up for the parade assembles at 10:30 at the Community School. Judging will be
done prior to the parade. So please start thinking of a way to celebrate the town by
entering a parade float, walking in costume, or marching with an instrument by you
or with a group.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Carriage Rides throughout the day
The “Young at Heart” will have an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely Horse & Buggy
ride across the covered bridge at various times throughout the day or catch a ride
on the vintage fire truck purchased in 1931 from J. Clark & Son in Hartland for

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Hartland School Reunion 2-7pm

Calling for anyone who attended, worked, graduated or supported the Hartland
schools to come to the “reunion celebration!” and bring your family!
Location: Hartland Community School

Parking attendants will direct you to designated parking areas.
Transportation will be provided from the parking area to the school if required.
Registration, nametags and the day’s schedule will be distributed at the door.

A memorabilia room is available for yearbooks, clothing, pictures, etc. and any
hobbies you have been doing recently. Painting, woodcarving, photography etc. may
be put on display. Bring a sample of your talent or memorabilia articles with your
name and the actual years you attended the school attached to it. Tables will be set
up for your display and you will be responsible for taking them when you leave.
Amusement for children of various ages will be offered in the Kids Zone with
inflatable toys and field competitions.

Talented classmates will provide entertainment and deliver special performances
from various generations in the cafetorium throughout the day.
Food trucks will be on site. Who knows, maybe the Huskie Mascot may show up.
Give us a “H, A, R, T, L, A, N, D, what’d ya got? Hartland! Go Team Go!!!

There is no charge but donations would be greatly appreciated.
Note: If you are interested or know of someone interested in doing a cheer, a skit,
sing or play a musical instrument, contact anyone of the members of the school
reunion committee; Doris Kennedy, Angela James, Carolyn Corey, Tanya Hawkes,
Shirley Dickinson or Julie Culberson.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Street Dance 8:30pm
Location: Waterfront, Library parking lot
Get the kids home to bed after the reunion and return to the waterfront for some
adult conversation and dancing. Beer gardens will be onsite. Cover charge TBA.
Band: MidLife Crisis formed in 2014 on the heels of a one-of performance at a
fundraising ‘Coffee House’ in Woodstock, NB. For nearly four years, MLC has played
to countless audiences developing a repertoire of songs and a satisfied fan base.
They have played at various venues such as the Woodstock Golf and Country Club,
The River, AC Sharkey’s, and events such as the Woodstock Rotary Dance,
conferences, dances, private parties, and weddings. Members Chris Belzil (lead
vocals), Paul Kettela (lead guitar, vocals), Brian Muise (rhythm guitar, vocals), Tracy
Dempsey (percussion, vocals), and Will Davidson (bass, keyboards, vocals) who
share a love for classic rock and pop music from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond.
Their unique blend of musical experiences translates into an energetic live
show. They are ready to Rock at Hartland’s 100th Celebration.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Fireworks Dusk
Location: Saint John River, Waterfront
A highlight of a packed exciting day!

Sunday, August 5, 2018 Gospel Concert 2-4pm
Location: Waterfront, Library parking lot, Main Street.
Free Gospel concert in the library parking lot, featuring local musicians and singers.
Enjoy the sweet sounds of praise echoing down the river. Bring a lawn chair and a
friend. “Two hours of beautiful gospel music with a priceless view.”

Sunday, August 5, 2018 Dinner and Dance on the Covered Bridge
Location: Longest Covered Bridge in the World
This is a first…. The Town of Hartland hosts a dinner and dance on their centurion
anniversary on the bridge that was built and opened in 1901. Never has this been
done before and certain to be one of a kind occasion. The evening will begin with a
sit-down dinner and end with dancing the night away.
Playing for our anniversary dance will be the high-energy rhythmic party band
“Downtown Blues”. Together since 1987, the Fredericton’s River Jam describes the
band; “New Brunswick’s Premier Party band…..this wild and energetic front line, backed
by a rock solid rhythm section, this 10-piece Band loves to put out for the crowd,
especially those who like to sing and dance.”
Tickets are on sale now at various locations in the county and in Hartland at
Hartland’s Town Hall, Value Foods, Nevers’ Pharmacy, Hartland Freshmart, and
committee members Doris Kennedy, Shirley Dickinson, and Daphne Stokoe. Price
$60 per ticket or $400 per table of 8. Don’t wait to buy, as these will be presold

Monday, August 6, 2018 Covered Bridge and Waterfront Market
Location: The Covered Bridge, Main Street and the library parking lot.

7 am Yoga Begin your day with a complimentary full body
stretch as you do Yoga in the Charles Allen waterfront park beside the library and
along the waterfront.

7 am – 10am Breakfast Covered Bridge Golf and County Club

9am-4pm Market This bridge and waterfront brings a library of
sights and smells and buzzing activity all day long. The fourth annual market
facilitates a variety of treasures from food selections to wood products, from
toiletries to custom jewelry and creative material formations. New vendors are
added every year to charm the buyer with many selections.

10:30 am Color Run The Color run is a family oriented race for all
ages. Be prepared to get wet and painted. The beginning of the race individuals will
throw their first dry color. Then they will race through a series of stations where
they should be ready to get wet and dry paint tossed on them. It is a short track from
the United Baptist Church to the Charles Allen Park by the Library. Many people
enjoy this as it an opportunity for all family members to participate. Price TBA later.

12-4pm Car Show The Main Street in Hartland will be lined with a
beautiful selection of vehicles to admire, special “Eye Candy” for the enthusiast.

10-4pm Entertainment Shop and pick your pace to the beat of the music
with Jennifer Russell’s Jazz Band and rock on to the beat with Flat Top.
Jennifer Russell’s Jazz Band travels around the Maritimes with her 9-piece band
showcasing her Swingin’ Jazz and Jump Blues tunes from her CD “Double Kiss”.
Flat Top Band will entertain you with classic rock, Maritime flavor and a little
country. Bring your lawn chairs to sit and marvel the Line Dancers and Cloggers. It is
a full day in Hartland for all ages.

5pm Steak Dinner Do not leave town yet until you reenergize at the
Hartland Legion for a fabulous steak meal for $20. A children’s plate will also be
available. Just up the hill from Main Street, the Legion members will be waiting for
you to conclude the 100th Anniversary week for the Town of Hartland.


Visit the Town of Hartland’s webpage at: http://www.town.hartland.nb.ca/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/hartlandnb/



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