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Milford Fair focus on community of South Marysburgh

Saturday’s rainfall held off for the Milford Fair – giving hundreds of attendees the chance to visit with one another and participate in the day’s continuous entertainment.

“The fair was a great success and it was a warm but overcast day with the rain holding off until after the fair,” said president Johanna McCarthy. “There were lots of great games for the adults and children. The Mummers put on a wonderful afternoon show singing songs from their past productions.”

The day opened with a pancake breakfast and was followed by the annual parade from the former South Marysburgh School to the fairgrounds.

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Candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election, and supporters of Neil Ellis, Jodie Jenkins and Terry Cassidy participated in the parade and stayed at the fairgrounds to chat with visitors.

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Vote-Jodie Jenkins

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“This fair is an event unlike any other in Prince Edward County,” said Steve Ferguson, fair vice-president, at the opening ceremonies. He welcomed South Marysburgh’s citizens who were participating and enjoying the event, as well as all those from outside the ward. “We hope you fall in love with our small community down here and come back often.”

As is tradition, the Murray Clapp Memorial Citizenship Awards were presented to honour community involvement and volunteer work by citizens and volunteers with the PEC fire department.

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The 2015 awards were presented by Glendon Walker, Joyce Minaker and Leona Head, to volunteer firefighter Jason Cowan, Jane Shannon, Sandy Blackford, Jane Morris and Raphael Hicks and Brenda Minaker.

Honour-MummersThis year’s fair celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Marysburgh Mummers Theatre.

Best-in-Show-H.-deBoer-Dalia cropThe Best in Show was a Dalia entered by H. deBoer.

Howard-Gyde-award Sandra Emlaw tea cozysThe Howard Gyde Trophy is given in memory for the Judge’s Choice in the hobbies and collections category. This year’s winner was Sandra Emlaw, for her tea cozys.

odd-carrotsWinning carrots in the oddity category.

funny-pepperA hot pepper entered in the funny category.

veggiesPlenty of vegetables, fruit, flowers, arts and crafts, baking, photography and children’s work.

The-Hub-Face-PaintingChildren were eager to get their face painted at The Hub Child Care Centre booth.

Evans-Lumber-birdhousesConcentration required when learning to put together a bird house with materials donated by Evans Lumber.

painting-pumpkinsPumpkin painting invited children to use their imagination.

large-dog-winner-AlaskaThe Best of Show Dog, winning the John Lammes Trophy, was Alaska.

small-dog-winnersThe top small dog winners were Buster, Sally, and Carrie. The large dog winners were Alaska, Morgan and Cody.

Sheep-Club-tipsThe 4H Sheep Club members were given tips on how to show their sheep. Shannon Langridge won for the best sheep and Kaitlyn Bell won for showmanship.

Barb's-sheepSheep at the ready to be petted and admired.

Grandpas-Goodtime-GangThe afternoon’s entertainment was led by the County’s favourite Grandpa’s Goodtime Gang.

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  1. Borys Holowacz says:

    Good old fashioned fun.
    No texting, just talkin and smiling.
    No cell phones ringing, just people milling about
    Having fun at the Milford Fair.

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