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Business community celebrates fall with free movie night, outdoor market, car smash fundraiser

by Sylene Argent

The Essex Centre BIA hosted a full day of activities, with the help of local businesses and the Town of Essex, on Saturday as a way to celebrate fall weather.

  On Saturday morning, the day kicked-off with a ceremonial grand re-opening of Onyx Fitness Solutions, owned by Kim and Ken Dennison.

  Kim noted she and her husband are grateful for the continued support they have received from the community for the past eight-years.

  “We are proud of everything we have done. It is about being a part of the community,” Ken added. “We are happy to be a part of Essex and continue to serve the community.”

  After the ribbon cutting, community members were invited to participate in a car smash the Dennisons arranged as a fun way to let out some aggression, while raising funds for Lola’s Round Table. 

As a local respite service, Lola’s Round Table offers a group setting for adults living with a disability.

In addition, Essex Home Hardware will host a barbeque and 50/50 raffle on September 29, from 11am-2pm, also to raise funds for Lola’s Round Table.

  Later that evening, an outdoor market was set-up underneath the pavilion at the Heritage Gardens Park. Youth enjoyed playing a variety of outdoor games with Town of Essex staff members and learn about fire safety from Firefighters from Station 1, who were onsite with one of the firetrucks.

  Once it was dark enough, the big, inflatable screen setup inside the Heritage Gardens Park, projected the movie “Back to the Future” for eveyone to watch, while enjoying popcorn. The Essex Centre BIA sponsored this free event.

  Live music was then offered at the Peacock Lounge until midnight.

  The Essex Centre BIA will host its annual Tiny Tots Parade in Essex Centre on Friday, October 28.

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