Over 20,000 attend Ayer’s Cliff Fair
Not a drop of rain landed on the Ayer’s Cliff Fairgrounds last weekend, ensuring a great turnout for the popular ‘ summer closer’. “The Fair went very well. We have lots of tired but happy volunteers today,” said Fair president Keith Mac Donald on Monday. “It was so hot we had one of the kids running water out to volunteers in the golf cart. A good crowd attended the horse races; about $19,000 was bet on Saturday. Yesterday afternoon it finally cooled off a bit for the truck pull in the evening. There wasn’t even any standing room left for that event.”
Drawing the big crowds is critical for the continuing success of traditional events such as the Ayer’s Cliff Fair. “It does help out financially to get a good
door and it’s encouraging to everyone. We’re already talking about improvements we can do for next year,” added Mr. Mac Donald.
“I’d like to thank all the directors and the volunteers and the public who came out to the fair, and the secretary and office staff who had to deal each day with the smallest problems to the biggest problems, and with a smile despite the heat!” he concluded.
Seen at the Opening Ceremony with Fair president Keith Mac Donald (center) were former Orford MNA and Liberal candi
date Pierre Reid (left) and NDP Compton/Stanstead MP Jean Rousseau.