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A photo from the mayor's annual barbecue last year . - Contributed

Residents and visitors are invited to the Charlottetown’s annual mayor’s barbecue on Friday, Aug. 10, to kick off Old Home Week.

The event will take place on the corner of Fitzroy and Great George streets (beside the Atlantic Technology Centre), 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Mayor and members of city council will be joined by city staff. The event will include free food, entertainment and a small petting zoo for children.

This will be the final barbecue for Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee who isn’t running for re-election when municipal voters head to the polls Nov. 5.

“It’s hard to believe this will be my last year hosting the annual mayor’s barbecue as a kick off to Old Home Week,” said Lee.

During the barbecue, Fitzroy Street will be closed to motorists from Great George Street to the Fitzroy Parkade. Motorists will still be able to access the parkade.

The annual barbecue helps launch and show support for Old Home Week, which has a rich history in the city. Islanders and visitors have been enjoying the midway, livestock and agricultural shows and competitions since 1888. Old Home Week includes entertainment for the whole family and runs until Aug. 18.

For more information on Old Home Week, visit Oldhomeweekpei.com.

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