Miss Mollie Nye herself couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant celebration of the 100th birthday of the house her family built on Lynn Valley Road in 1913.

House staff and volunteers from the Lynn Valley Services Society, which operates the house on behalf of the community, brought together model train engineers, bakers, crafters, musicians and local organizations and businesses to put on a party on Saturday, Sept. 21 that featured a tea, traditional fall fair, community booths and a model train display.

It was also the perfect venue for LynnValleyLife to announce the winners of the Project Sunflower Awards, all of whom were on hand to pick up their official certificates. The awards went to…

  • Tallest Sunflower – Mary Collings
  • Most Sunflowers – Lisa Ayton
  • Best Sunflower Photo – Erica Smith; Hon. Mention – Shannon Herman

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the fall fair contests and the Project Sunflower Awards! Here are a few shots of the prize winners, along with some of the day’s other goings-on.

Project Sunflower Award winners with LVL realtor Kelly Gardiner (thanks, Bob, for standing in for Most Sunflowers winner Lisa, who was to arrive soon afterwards!)








This delicious-looking cake was a prize winner in the baking category.



Sunflower Sam takes tea with other party-goers in Mollie Nye’s dining room.

This student Heritage Fair display provided a great description of the log flumes that traversed early Lynn Valley.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious cake served up by members of the Lynn Valley Seniors Association, whose members were among the very active planners and ‘do-ers’ that made the centennial event happen.

Two miniature horses were happy to work the crowd.

A wide variety of crafts and baking submitted by Lynn Valley residents kept the fall fair judges busy!