FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, NB, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - A festive crowd of over 1500 French fry fans from far and wide gathered at Potato World in the French Fry Capital of the World, Florenceville-Bristol, NB on July 13 – National French Fry Day - to celebrate one of the world's favourite finger foods!
The huge crowd was treated to free, hot delicious McCain French fries throughout the event. "French fries are just one of those foods we simply can't help but love," stated Charles Walker, Tourism Coordinator for the Town of Florenceville-Bristol "and the turnout today to celebrate National French Fry Day certainly demonstrates that."
The event saw the return Ivan Daigle, NB Country Music sensation and Canada's Got Talent Finalist and his bass player Warren Butland who, for the second year in a row, kept the crowd singing along and the atmosphere fun.
"We were also delighted to have neighboring mayors Marianne Bell from Perth-Andover and Ian Kitchen from Nackawic here showing their support, along our own Mayor of Florenceville-Bristol, Karl Curtis who gave opening remarks and greetings alongside Tobique/Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey" said Walker "and we thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules to support the event."
Members from the local 4-H Club were on-hand offering people a chance to try their hand at cutting French fries from potatoes, and planting their own seed potatoes to take home. The event also showcased many local vendors, artists & artisans who demonstrated their skills and sold a variety of great products. Children enjoyed jumping castles, face painting and body art, balloon tying, chalk art, potato printing, and button making, and all ages enjoyed a prize wheel, trivia, tractor displays, free museum tours, a professional photo booth, and interactive experiments by Science East. Many eateries and restaurants along the St. John River Valley also participated by featuring French fry deals on their menus.
"It's exciting to see how the event continues to grow each year, which is evident with the sponsorship of companies like French's Ketchup and Kernels Seasonings" stated Walker. "Overall we couldn't be happier with how things went and from the hundreds of smiling, happy faces of young and old alike, this is proof that there is really no better place to be on National French Fry Day than in the French Fry Capital of the World!"
SOURCE Town of Florenceville-Bristol
Image with caption: "National French Fry Day celebrations at Potato World, in the French Fry Capital of the World, Florenceville-Bristol (CNW Group/Town of Florenceville-Bristol)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160713_C3167_PHOTO_EN_734212.jpg
For further information: Charles Walker, Tourism Coordinator, 19 Station Road, Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 3J8, 392-6763 ext. 202, Cell: 391-5365, [email protected], www.florencevillebristol.ca