TThe people of Tervakoski joined in celebration of their paper mill’s 200-year anniversary on Saturday August 18, 2018. Several thousand guests felt a real sense of community as they enjoyed music from renowned musicians, fabulous food and fun activities during an outdoor festival held in honor of Tervakoski Paper Mill’s rich history. It was a birthday bash no one will forget!
Especially the village’s school children were in for a great treat because the municipality of Tervakoski decided that the day of the festival would also be an official school day! Therefore, the event was kicked-off in the morning with a personalized opening ceremony for all students, their teachers and their parents. The school day ended with a picnic lunch accompanied by a concert in the park. One of the highlights arranged for the pupils was the opportunity to take a selfie with a very popular TV celebrity from the Finnish television series “Putous”.
IIn the afternoon, different kinds of activities took place on the festival terrain. At the stage and PR booths, visitors could learn more about the mill and delfort products from the mill’s staff. Children had lots of traditional outdoor games and activities, like pony rides, to choose from. Of course, no birthday would be complete without birthday cake, coffee and popcorn, which were offered to all guests for free. For the bigger appetites, visitors had the choice of BBQ and Thai food from some great local vendors.
"Everyone enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the event that made this festival truly unforgettable!"
The evening program was dedicated to renowned Finnish musicians and artists, attracting both youngsters as well as more experienced listeners. Everyone seemed to enjoy the relaxed, friendly and positive atmosphere of the event, which has been confirmed by purely positive feedback. Participants voiced that they really appreciated the versatile program and elegant, warm and hearty atmosphere, which brought the whole village together. Afterwards everyone has been talking about how great it would be if such festive events could be organized every year. That is the best possible feedback an organizer can get, right?