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    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: 2014, President

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    As your President this year, I first want to recognize and thank two former presidents, Bill Durkin and Lynda Moore. Bill Durkin served 2 terms over 5 years as president, and passed away last year. We miss his sage advice, his passion for the Agricultural Society and his boundless energy to get the tasks done. Lynda was president for five years, and made it her business to learn every facet of the Fall Fair! She has been and continues to be a knowledgeable resource and support. But don’t expect me to fill those shoes! Things change, we have come through a steep learning curve, and we have several new Directors and have established working Committees to share the workload and use their expertise.

    It costs about $55,000 to put on the Fair. Without loyal members and generous sponsors we would be unable to continue this proud tradition. Please consider these businesses when you purchase a product or service. We always welcome volunteers, use of equipment and new ideas. Tell us what you like and want to see at the Fair. We work hard as volunteers and to keep within our budget, yet offer a memorable event. The Grand Valley Community Centre is always a tremendous help with Fair week.

    We continue to fundraise throughout the year. Our Spring Fling dinner & dance was a huge success, and we hope to repeat that next April! The Upper Grand Two Cylinder Club is offering John Deere Days again this July. We have added clay to the pull track and trust it will be well-received as one of the best in the province. We will offer tickets to win the Community Quilt again this year.

    This fair, our 142nd, promises to be a great event. Friday night’s entertainment, Tori Hathaway, will make you wish you were 15 again! The Demo Cross is a repeat after last year’s success. The Ambassador program is very popular as well. So, inside or out, you can find something of interest. Of course, our Homecraft displays showcase the talents of the community throughout the weekend.

    The livestock shows attract folks young and younger on Saturday. The Parade signals the event to the town, Farmer Olympics will challenge youth and the lawn tractor races are returning! Demo Derby brings noise, thrills and spills later in the day. Our dance rounds out the evening. So plan a full day!

    Sunday is Family Day. We have planned events and shows for the whole family: “Farmtastic Soundz “ will present 3 interactive shows; the pet show grows bigger and better each year; straw bale surprise returns. Then the roars of the truck and tractor pulls will fill the air! Bring the whole family and be part of the fun. Junior prize money will be paid out Sunday afternoon again this year, an idea we tried successfully last year, using our computer program.

    Pick up an events brochure, plan your weekend and come on out to the Fall Fair!

    Pat Kalapaca
    President, Grand Valley Agricultural Society


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: 2014, Sponsorship

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    The directors and members of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society extend a heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and corporations for their continued support and participation, and to our new sponsors for taking part in our 9th Sponsorship Program. A sign has been mounted inside with your name under the appropriate sponsorship category for recognition by the community and fair-going public.

    The purpose of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society is to serve and participate in the interests and needs of the community and to promote agriculture. Your donations will go towards helping to meet prize money and the expenses of the fair. The listed were sponsors as of July, 2014.

    Platinum Sponsor


    Gold Sponsor – $1,500+

    Amaranth Aggregates
    Grand River Chop House
    Holmes Agro Ltd.
    Orica Canada Inc.

    Silver Sponsor – $500+

    Town of Grand Valley
    Grand Valley Lions Club
    Bob Severn, Auctioneer
    Orangeville Banner
    Houley’s Bar & Grill
    County of Dufferin
    Greenwood Ready Mix
    Trans-Alta – Melancthon Wind Facility
    Marie’s Valley Inn
    MacEwen Glass & Mirror Inc.
    Pat Kalapaca

    Bronze Sponsor – $250+

    Arthur’s Fuel
    Blackstock Ford Lincoln
    Brewed Awakenings
    Cribit Seeds
    Dufferin Veterinary Services
    Grand Valley Home Hardware
    Grace E. Brown Insurance Brokers
    Grand Valley Drug Store
    Township of Amaranth
    Halwell Mutual Insurance Company
    Mary Light – Long Arm Quilting
    Lloyd & Janice Gibson
    RBC – Agriculture-Fergus
    The Orangeville Citizen
    Woolwich Dairy
    Davison Bus Lines
    Decker’s Tire Service
    Home Hardware Orangeville
    Dub-L”S” Transfer Inc.
    Fuller Contracting Inc.
    Grand Valley Insurance
    Grand Valley Storage/Car Wash
    MacMaster Buick GMC
    Ron Crane Custom Farming Ltd.
    Township of East Garafraxa
    W.D. Tait Enterprises Inc.
    Royal Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.
    Royal Bank of Canada-Grand Valley
    Doug Jamieson
    Don & Janice McGowan
    Jennifer Tovell-Jamieson
    Glyndon Landsborough
    Thomasfield Homes Ltd.

    Fair Supporter – Up To $250

    LA Signs Inc.
    Bonnie & Jeff Bruce
    Alliston Feed Service
    Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company
    Amaranth Animal Hospital
    Orangeville Building Supply
    Silverdale Motors
    Starview Financial Advisors
    Dufferin Veterinary Hospital
    McKinnon Timber Mart, Hillsburgh
    Parson’s Flowers
    Paul Thompson
    Stephen Tupling Plumbing
    The Valley Pet Boutique
    Freedom Lock & Security Inc.
    Maxacre Farms Riverbend
    Artists of Grand Valley
    GGG Greenhouses
    High County Veterinary Hospital
    Olympus Dog Training & Boarding
    Hallmark Toyota
    All Treat Farms Ltd
    Allan & Kim Mournahan
    Alvin Taylor Family
    Anne Ritchie
    Archie Taylor Family
    Art Taylor
    Bill & Mary Young Family
    Bill Richardson Family
    Bill Taylor Family
    Casey’s Auto & Farm Supply
    Cathy Rooyakkers
    Cheryl Whitworth
    Coats-Clark Canada
    Connect Equipment Corporation
    Country Farm Baking
    Crown Corn Syrup
    Donna Blackwell
    Dufferin County Milk Producers
    Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Rosemont
    Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild
    Grand Valley Historical Society
    Edith Reilly
    Faith Cowan
    Foreman Family
    Freedom Lock & Security
    Gaylea Foods
    Geordawn Farms – Van Kampen Family
    Grand River Furniture
    Grand Valley Early Years Centre
    Grand Valley Horticultural Society
    Grand Valley Library
    H. A. Kidd
    Highland Fuels
    Highland Supply
    Hillsburgh Feed & Supplies
    Hobbies & Crafts Committee
    Ivadell Black Memorial
    Janice Crane
    Jim & Alice Mournahan
    Joanne Everson
    John & Marilyn Oosterhof
    John Bus Ltd
    Karen Loveless
    Kim Soloman
    Krista Taylor
    Leah Mitchell
    Les & Elsie Soloman
    Lorna McPherson
    Lou Berger
    Lynda Moore
    Marilyn Stuckey
    Mary Maxim
    Michele Chessell
    Michelle Martin
    Netflash Internet Solutions
    Olive Montgomery
    Ontario Clydesdale Club
    Ontario Lamb Marketing
    Orangeville Equipment Rentals
    Orangeville Flowers
    Peter Curtis Family
    Photography Committee
    P&H Milling Group
    Pryde Heating Services
    Robin Hood
    Rob’s Automotive
    Sawyer’s Feed Mill– Hillsburgh Feed & Supplies
    Sherry Wick
    Stokes Seeds
    Swissbell Farms – Kaehli Family
    TSC – Orangeville
    Upper Grand Trailway
    Wintermar Farms
    Wm. G. White Family
    Zoetis (Pfizer)