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Dec. 6, 2019 | Friday
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NOTL Sparks go for a ride

 

Cinderella wasn’t late to the ball on Monday night.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Sparks had their final party at Grace United Church on Monday and Sentineal Carriages, the company providing horse-drawn tours in Old Town, offered a free ride for the NOTL Girl Guides. 

About 15 to 20 girls, who split into two groups, took turns riding. Abby Moran and Sean Sentineal were driving the carriage drawn by a horse named Cinderella. When one group was on a ride, the rest of the Sparks played with soap bubbles and pinwheels outside the church.

“Most of (the girls) are from the area so they always see these horses, riding around. It gives them a really nice experience,” said Brenda Ferguson, a Brownie and Sparks leader.

“Sometimes when you’re from somewhere that has stuff like that, you don’t always get to experience that.”

The ride was supposed to happen earlier this year but was delayed due to the weather, said Ferguson, adding she hopes to continue the partnership.

For the carriage company, providing a free ride for the kids was a way to thank the local community.

“The community has always been so good to us that we take a lot of opportunities to give back to the community,” Sentineal told The Lake Report. “We do a lot of free carriage rides in town, for things that are local in town, for really deserving causes.”

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