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It's Dad's Day on Sunday Father's Day is on Sunday, June 20th. You doted on Mom, you made her breakfast in bed and maybe a card. Now it's time to spoil Dad and show him what a great guy he is for all the dad things he does. Go fishing with him, laugh at his corny jokes, or make him his favorite meal. Whatever it is that makes the Dad in your life happy, give him two helpings on Sunday. Eastend Grad Parade Popular With Locals The Eastend grad ceremony was held outdoors this year in the campgrounds. Friday was a beautiful day for a graduation, with a breeze that kept the blazing heat from overwhelming the attendees sitting in the ball diamonds. Principal Johnson began the ceremony with aide from Mr. Daigle, who was able to squelch the tech gremlins that tried to ruin the show for Mr. Tremblay's message to the graduation class. The multimedia slideshow created by Ms. Laird showed each grad in photos at different stages of life set to music chosen by each student, and I would wager there were many a tear shed in the audience as the years rolled by on-screen. The graduation ceremony was of course followed by the parade through town on a flat bed trailer. This is the second year we have had this for graduation, and the people I have spoken to about it have all agreed that the parade would be a welcome sight every year, regardless of COVID rules. It seems a lot more people get a chance to see the graduates than who would have been able to attend a function in the Memorial Hall or other venue. Thank you to Evelyn Sankey for her photo of the grad class on stage. Mosquito Spraying Will Commence The Town of Eastend is going to be fogging for mosquitoes within town limits this week. It will happen as usual, on Thursday or Friday evenings (dusk to dawn). The chemical being used this year is DeltaGard 20EW, which has replaced malathion in many cities looking for alternatives to the controversial organophosphate insecticide used for decades prior. All Sask Residents Age 12+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine by June 24 The Saskatchewan Government announced last week that they were accelerating the time line to get everyone vaccinated in the province. The eligibility dates are: June 14: 50+ OR received first dose on or before April 15 June 17: 45+ OR received first dose on or before May 1 June 21: Received first dose on or before May 15 June 24: Everyone age 12+ according to manufacturer interval (3/4 weeks) For Moderna, the manufacturer interval is 28 days after first dose, while Pfizer’s is 21 days. Remember, you need the first shot to get the process started! . . . . . .