For the past several months the members of the Bayfield Agricultural Society have been given updates on the progress of the Farm Animal Display Building Project. It will replace the former Pet Display (old MacDonald’s farm) Building. This building is the Society’s agricultural awareness centre. Generations of fairgoers have had the opportunity to see and touch farm animals that were inside the building and been able to learn about them.
The new building will be identical in size (30’x30’) with a dry storage (15’x20’) attached. This additional space will accommodate a secure office location for the three days of the fair and storage for the remainder of the year.
The total cost is approximately $85 000. Over half of the cost is already raised through grants, solid commitments, and donations from agricultural organizations and individuals.
The Bayfield Ag Society is needing the community’s help in raising the remaining $40 000.
A brick wall will recognize our generous supporters:
Rafter sponsors $10 000 and greater Quoin and interior sign
Beam sponsors $5 000 – $9 999 12”x12” brick
Frame sponsors $2 000 – $4 999 8”x8” brick
Wall sheeting sponsors $500 – $1 999 6”x6” or 4”x8” brick
Floor board sponsors $100 – $499 included on a plaque
Support from members of the community is truly welcome. This building will be a positive image for the grounds and become essential for the activity of the Ag Society in the future.
Donations can be made by cheques made out to the Bayfield Agricultural Society and mailed to our treasurer, Jim Erwin, Box 236, Bayfield in addition arrangements have been made to handle donations of stocks or bonds. All sponsor level donations will receive a charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes. If further information is required, call Doug at 519 482 9296.
The cement pad was to have been laid In November but weather did not cooperate. The contractor has assured the building committee that the new building will be completed before the end of winter. We ask the community for support in sponsoring this project and celebrating this achievement.