Thanks for the party

Ladysmith editorial

Well the party’s over for another year. And what a weekend it was. For those of you who couldn’t make it, Ladysmith Days was a blast.


Starting on Friday at Coronation Mall and finishing Sunday with a bang and the fireworks sponsored by the Ladysmith and District Credit Union, the streets of Ladysmith were packed.


Friends were gathering with friends, and family came together, many from long distances, to celebrate a weekend unique to Ladysmith.


The parade was a great success, Aggie Field was packed with families on Saturday and Transfer Beach was the picture of fun on Sunday.


Even the new events this year are sure to have encores in the years to come.


First Avenue provided a great venue for the giant street market. The numerous vendors helped to bring a lot of the traffic up the street from Aggie Fields.


Perhaps the most inspiring was the new Ladysmith Has Talent event held outside the credit union which was a blast to watch.


Talented locals displaying a wide range of skills performed in front of a very appreciative crowd that was, in some places, leaning over walls to catch a glimpse of the acts.


There was no booing, just a lot of courage in a very positive atmosphere.


Of course, we understand none of this could have happened if it were not for the hard work and dedication of the volunteers needed to pull this off.


It is hard to believe that only a few months ago, people were concerned if Ladysmith Days would even happen this year.


So thank you to all who came together and volunteered your time to help with Ladysmith Days 2011.