Over 20,000 at­tend Ayer’s Cliff Fair

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ayer’s Cliff

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.

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