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The Night of Bonfires was again this year arranged by the village council in collaboration with petpark Lomamäen lemmikkipuisto. Over 100 visitor's showed up! The visitor's were invited to meet the pets of the park and get to know them. The entertainment had a special theme this year, as 70 years have passed since the evacuation of Degerby, due to the lease of the Porkkala area. The music was inspired by the memories of the evacuation, and the secretary of the village concil gave a presentation on the old inhabitants of Torbacka (where the petpark is situated), who used to live in this village before the lease period.

 

The host of the petpark Mikko Auri welcomed the guests.

Tarja Ryynänen and Georgij Babitzin presenting memories of the evacuation.

- Does anyone know anything about my grandfather Arne Nyman, who used to live in Torbacka? That's what his granddaughter Kerstin wanted to know, as she came to the event. Even Helena Aro and Karin Albrecht couldn't help her, although they both have their roots in Torbacka.

The petpark is situated in a beautiful environment and the park is cosy and nice. No wonder it's a popular destination for summer trips.