The Ag Society held its Annual Meeting on the evening of Friday November 20. The potluck supper was a delight for anyone with a preference for dessert. The dessert table was absolutely jam packed. The speaker for the evening was Yvonne Reynolds who read from her book on her family’s personal experiences with their goats. Her tales formed a humorous vision of a creature many think only as pets. Jayme Dowson was welcomed as a new Director and Andrew Blakey will be appointed into the position when he returns to Bayfield. Jentje Steenbeek accepted the position of President for a second year with Bill Dowson as 1st Vice President and Ted Dunn as 2nd Vice President. Over 25 people attended the evening’s business.
Wreaths are still available for sale at John and Kathleen Siertsema’s home on Mill Road. Those who still need a wreath could stop by the Siertsema’s on the chance someone is there or phone ahead to arrange a convenient time (565-2479). Some wreaths are still at Riverline Nature Company on Kingston Street in Goderich.
A new venture for the Bayfield Agricultural Society is holding a Holiday Feast Raffle. The prizes consist of a variety of local foods, including a free range organic chicken, organic vegetable package, potatoes, gift baskets, gift certificates, fruitcake, coffee, preserves, and apples. The products featured come from Camille, Firmly Rooted, Red Cat Farm, Local Organics, Cait’s Kitchen, Hayter’s Farm, Rader’s Homestyle Market, Bayfield Foodland, Culbert’s Bakery, Shop Bike Coffee Roasters, Charles Street Market, Bayfield Berry Farm, and Apple Park. The tickets are $2 each or three for $5. They are available from Nip & Tuck or any Director. Just 800 tickets were printed. The draw will take place on December 18 at 12:05 at Stonefield Garden Centre. All profits from the sale of tickets go toward maintaining the fair.