This past weekend, the town of Edgerton celebrated 100 years since its incorporation. As Edgerton is one of our 11 Wired towns, CCI Wireless is proud to have sponsored the event. The theme of the weekend was “Always Home,” and over August 11, 12 and 13 there were local attractions over a century in the making!
Edgerton is found in Wainwright County and is home to about 400 Albertans. The village was officially incorporated in September 1917, and a year later the railway hit town. The village might be near the edge of the province, but it got its name from a railway official. Today, visitors can immerse themselves in true small town prairie charm. Visit meeting halls, and churches that are nearly 100 years old themselves, or take in the unique sandy landscape. If you like something a bit more active, play the good old hockey game at the arena, go curling, dance at the ag hall, or play a round of golf at the 9-hole course! Edgerton is also home to our Wired technology – our hard-wired connectivity means service is delivered direct to homes through a dedicated line, ensuring a much faster and highly reliable connection.
The full schedule of the weekend included Friday evening dinner, a local entertainer and was capped with an impressive fireworks show. The rest of the weekend featured a parade, high tea, a car show and magic show outside in the beautiful Saturday weather, and an alumni baseball game rounded out Sunday afternoon.
Mayor Sjoquist’s comment sums up the success of the weekend:
Oh my goodness Edgerton! The 100th Celebration-absolutely amazing & over the top! Amazing volunteers did us so proud! @villageofedgerton
— Barbara Sjoquist (@EdgertonMayor) August 14, 2017
We had to miss the festivities, but we were able to give away our tickets! We hope the local couple enjoyed the event. Congratulations to the town of Edgerton and here’s wishing a successful second century!
To learn more about Edgerton, visit their website.