Root­ing for Fred

More of Our Canada - - Meeting Place - Sharon Re­bidoux, Amher­st­burg, Ont.

I visit the Har­row Fair ev­ery year and have en­tered many of my sewing crafts over the years. It was so nice to see a two-page spread on last year’s Har­row Fair in the Au­gust-septem­ber 2017 is­sue, es­pe­cially the photo of the man on the trac­tor. His name is Fred Pook, who is my sis­ter’s fa­ther-in­law. He just turned 96 in April! His fam­ily op­er­ated a John Deere deal­er­ship in Har­row for 57 years, clos­ing it up in 2015. Last year was Fred’s 58th con­sec­u­tive year driv­ing a trac­tor in the pa­rade. That trac­tor is the first new trac­tor he ever sold—he bought it back from the orig­i­nal owner many years ago. Fred’s big dream is to drive a trac­tor in the pa­rade for 60 con­sec­u­tive years, which would hap­pen on Labour Day week­end of 2018. God will­ing, we’re all root­ing for you, Fred!

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