Agricultural Society Fair
A Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) offered through the Rural Urban Community Association allowed the Agricultural Society to employ a student during the month of July and August for projects such as paint up, clean up and general beautification of facilities. The student also assisted in preparation of the society's summer activities such as fairs and exhibitions. Students over 16 years of age and a resident of Alberta were eligible. The student was paid at the rate of $3.00 per hour and employment commenced July 2, 1977, terminating August26, 1977. The position was advertised through the F. G. Miller High School. Four students submitted applications: Brenda Jenkins, Sandra Melnyk, Daniel Sribney and Coralee Lybert. Coralee Lybert was selected for the position and was employed under the guidance of Ronald Flanders.
The Agricultural Society Fair is now four years old and growing. The fair is one way that greater understanding can be developed between the rural and urban populations. It is a worthwhile project for the whole area as it brings people closer together in the work that they are trying to achieve. The organization of a fair requires a great deal of work on the part of many. Many businesses in the community made their contribution through donation of prizes and trophies for different events.
FAIR ATTRACTS MANY EXHIBITORS AND VIEWERS
The Elk Point and District Agricultural Society's 1977 Agricultural Fair held in the A.G. Ross Agricentre on August 18th and 19th, attracted more exhibits than usual indoors and expanded its activities to the outdoors as well. The results were excellent. There was something to see or do for virtually everyone.
Entries in all divisions indoors were of fine quality and displayed proudly.
As always, the floral exhibits were vivid and eye catching, the arrangements just beautiful. The unexpectedly pleasant weather during Fair week produced gorgeous flowers for cut bouquets and corsages as well as many fine specimans in the vegetable categories.
The Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies section of the Fair had exhibits of all types - beautiful paintings, hand knit and hand crocheted items, quilts, fine sewing, small woodwork pieces, and a much larger display of photography than usual. The ceramics class illustrated the fine work done in this area by our local folk. Pieces were very well done and varied in type, color, and texture making a fantastic contribution to the overall display.
There were also many fine entries in the canning, baking, and fresh fruit classes. With the cool summer and late ripening of fruit, there were many entries of raspberries, strawberries, and apples.
The hay and grain categories also drew more entrants then in past fairs and the fine bales and small sheaves of barley and wheat were both interesting and attractive additions.