Echoes from the Past:Gaglardi joined in highway cavalcade

50 Years Ago, 1961

• Final plans were under way to celebrate the opening of the Ruby Creek Highway, finally a reality after many years of lobbying, although the road still did not go all the way through to Hope and would not for another 15 years or so. A cavalcade of cars were to leave Kent Municipal Hall and travel to the end of the road where Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi would participate in a ceremony. The cavalcade would then return to the Experimental Farm for tea and entertainment. A banquet was planned for later in the Agassiz High School auditorium.

• The Kent municipal mill rate was trimmed by three mills, from 18 to 15.

• The Girl Guides were out selling their 600 boxes of cookies. The proceeds would go toward camping, outings and other guiding projects.

• Nine local ladies left to attend the Women’s Institute Meeting in North Vancouver. Among them were Mrs. V. Harris and Mrs. Seymour of the Seabird Homemakers Association.

-Echoes From the Past is submitted weekly by the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society.

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