Lon­don coun­cil­lor push­ing plow­ing match bid

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS - ME­GAN STACEY

A city coun­cil­lor wants to bring the In­ter­na­tional Plow­ing Match to Lon­don in 2020.

Coun. Bill Arm­strong said he will ask his col­leagues to back a bid for the In­ter­na­tional Plow­ing Match — in­clud­ing a $100,000 con­tri­bu­tion — at a com­mit­tee meet­ing next week.

“The plow­ing match is a great op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate chil­dren on agri­cul­ture, in­crease eco­nomic devel­op­ment, and show guests what Lon­don has to of­fer,” Arm­strong said in a state­ment, not­ing the event could draw 100,000 peo­ple to the area.

The five-day event is a cru­cial one for the agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity, show­cas­ing the lat­est in farm­ing tech­nol­ogy and draw­ing in­dus­try lead­ers and politi­cians. Arm­strong wants the 2020 In­ter­na­tional Plow­ing Match to be held near Crum­lin Sideroad, east of Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Park­way.

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