100 Year Celebration - An Historic Moment in Time
On May 28th, 2013 Grand Falls Drug Store celebrated its 100 Anniversary. A historic milestone to match the achievements of other 100 centurions such as Fenway Park. And what a celebration it was!
All the staff dressed in old-style clothing depicting the 1930's, and hats were the thing of the day back then. The story was played out as Mr. Thomas P McCarthy came back to like for a short visit and told how he had gotten the drug store going. Patricia Winslow then took stage after her Dad died in 1956, and she explained how her and George ran the store for almost 30 years until 1985. Robert King played Thomas McCarthy, and Suzette Green played Patricia Winslow.
Roy Green then told his story of how he came to Grand Falls in 1982 for a summer pharmacy student job, and never went back home. Crowds gathered for live entertainment as Ivan Noseworthy sang The Anniversary Song which he wrote. Refreshments were served, and Ruth Power, one of Roy's oldest customers, helped cut the anniversary cake. Mayor Hawkins presented Roy with a plaque on behalf of the town, and Chris King, Roy's son-in-law, presented another plaque on behalf of his daughter Callista who lives in Nova Scotia.
A plaque depicting the history of the Drug Store was unveiled as well. This is mounted on the outside of the store today.