Verdant Valley Eye Opener
The Verdant Valley Ag Society met at the Community Center on Tuesday, March 28 with 17 members and one visitor, Jared Duncalf, present. Jared gave a great power point presentation telling of his experiences last summer in Haiti and Dominican Republic with “Live Different” doing work building homes and a school. This was a life changing experience for the young people who took part in this venture. They saw how some people in the world live very differently than we do in this land of plenty and opportunity. The Ag Society gave Jared some financial assistance toward his trip as the young people on the trip had to pay all their own expenses. Well done Jared. A flag for the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada was purchased. Table and chair movers have been purchased for the Outback Building. Plans are underway for another Chore (Draft) Horse Competition for next summer on July 29. Committees have set up and budget drawn up. Last summer was the first event of this nature and was very successful with attendance of 300. Elson and Pat McDougald attended a Consumer Protection Workshop dealing with food and health safety at events such as the Horse Competition. The Verdant Valley Ag Society will be hosting the Region 2 Ag Society meeting on Saturday, April 29. Outdoor lights will be installed on the Outback Building to light the yard. The awards received at the Provincial Agricultural Societies Conference have been framed by Amanda Panisiak.
Ron and I and Leslie were in Edmonton from Wednesday to Sunday last week to do the annual visit with daughter Karen and our 10 grandchildren and their spouses and some great grandchildren who are all in Edmonton and Camrose.
Music Festival in Drum-