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Taghum Hall's Harvest Fest Oct 17 plus grounds revitalization

Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival a chance to see outdoor improvements

Some have called it The Little Hall that Could. Taghum Hall took these challenging times as an opportunity to get things done—and did! Now, it’s time to celebrate both the fall harvest and the Hall’s beautiful new grounds with a very special event.

The Taghum Hall Harvest Festival celebrates all the bounty on Sunday, October 17 from 10am to 3pm. More than 30 vendors, kids’ activities, contests, and entertainment are set to take place at the Hall’s newly landscaped site, which includes a new children’s playground, trees, shrubs, and pathways, a mural, and a stunning gazebo. Also newly installed are handcrafted pavers that honour the children of Canada’s Residential School system.

Classic fun such as the weird vegetable competition, games for wee ones, and foot-stomping tunes by local musicians is now set against a truly lovely backdrop.

“It’s been such a community effort,” says Taghum Community Society president Jude Stralak. “People turned up to plant shrubs and trees, spread woodchips and gravel, and add their own creative touches to our beautiful new grounds. Celebration is definitely in order.”

In particular, she says, thanks are due to the Columbia Basin Trust, the RDCK, the Nelson Lions Club, and to all the volunteers. A full list of contributors will be posted at the Festival and is available at, where folks can find more information about this and all Taghum Hall events.

“We’re looking forward to sharing a true harvest of community goodwill on October 17,” says Stralak.

The Taghum Hall follows Covid protocols in accordance with PHO orders for the safety of all.

Photo Caption: Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmuller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. The Hall will showcase all the outdoor improvements at its Harvest Festival on October 17. — Submitted photo