A glance back at the 2014 fair generated some interesting facts:
1. Over 100 different volunteers worked at the fair.
2. There were 160 more entries in the indoor exhibits this year compared to last year.
3. Exhibitors from Calgary were from the farthest distance
4. A pipe band marched through the arena.
5. The handcrafts section handed out more than $1000 in prizes with 310 exhibits.
6. The flowers and plants section had the second most entries with 303 exhibits.
7. Exhibitors came from Toronto, Mississauga, Cambridge, Hamilton, and Leamington.
8. Thirty 4-H exhibitors took part in the sheep show.
9. Over 500 meals of ribs were sold.
10. Dr. Charles Wallace was the honorary parade marshal.
The next meeting for the Ag Society will be Monday October 6 at 7 pm in the basement of St. Andrew’s United Church. It is a wonderful time to join the group as planning is just evolving for the 2015 fair.
One of the organization’s fundraisers is the sale of Christmas wreaths made from local grapevines and evergreens. Some members are already cutting grapevines and making the grapevine bases. If there are yew, juniper, cedar, spruce, or white pine prunings available, call Don Brodie 519-263-2404 to see if they could be used for the wreath making. The sale of wreaths helps to cover some of the costs of the fair and volunteers are always welcome.