Wil­liamstown Fair al­ways a joy

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Edi­tor, Con­grat­u­la­tions to Wil­liamstown and all those in­volved for putting on another fan­tas­tic Fair. As al­ways, it was a show stopper for young and old from near and far. At the gate, one of us talked to a fam­ily from Ne­vada, while I talked to a cou­ple from BC on the way to Hal­i­fax. They had read about the Fair on the net, made the day-stop and were very im­pressed, sport­ing Fair T-shirts as sou­venirs.

As al­ways, the ex­hibit hall was stun­ning with the dis­play of flow­ers that greeted you on en­try, fol­lowed by an over­flow of en­tries, in­clud­ing some from Ge­or­gia, U.S.

Yes, my cho­sen sis­ter, Lau­rel Hinze, en­tered some items, so I guess that makes it an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion. Mostly, it was a joy to see that the chil­dren's en­tries were now up front and cen­tre - and did the kids ever love that. CTV News re­ported 18,000 visi­tors by Satur­day so it'll be in­ter­est­ing to hear the final amount. From the 4-H to the farm­ers' compe- titions, the kids’ rides and the food stands, the in­for­ma­tion places to en­lighten those who don't know much about coun­try liv­ing, the var­i­ous horse com­pe­ti­tions, the pre­pared­ness for emer­gen­cies and, yes, the meet­ing place, a.k.a. beer gar­den -- ev­ery­thing was well or­ga­nized and a joy to at­tend. The her­itage room was a very in­ter­est­ing ad­di­tion and much ap­pre­ci­ated by many. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Wil­liamstown, you've done it again!

Brigitte Loos, Wil­liamstown

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