9:30 a.m., Aug. 13)
a welcome sight at this year's Navan Fair
By Fred Sherwin
rain didn't have an impact on last night's
demolition derby at the Navan Fair, but it
is expected to play havoc with events today,
including the parade. File photo
may not be what the organizers of this year's Navan Fair
were exactly hoping for, but the rain that has fallen
over the last two days is a welcome sight for area farmers
who have been hoping and praying for an end to the drought
that has gripped Eastern Ontario for most of the summer.
prices are through the roof, if you can find any, and
the corn yields are expected to be way down unless there
is a significant amount of rainfall over the next few
days, so Friday's showers and the rain expected Saturday
is a godsend. On the flip side, however, it meant a drop
in Friday's attendance and fewer numbers expected on Saturday,
especially for the parade.
the fair must go on. Attendance at the demolition derby
derby, was strong both Thursday night for the four cylinder
cars, and Friday night for the big boys, as was the crowd
at the Chilliwack concert last night under the Domes.
rain is expected to end in time for tonight's performances
by Leah Daniels and Emerson Drive, and the midway should
be in full swing.
bright side to the wet weather is that is encourages visitors
to venture into the exhibit building where the hard work
of this year's horticulturists, crafters and bakers can
year's Homecraft champion is Lucy Mulder, while Blackburn
Hamlet resident John Peddie won the Floriculture competition
for the third year in a row thanks to his prize-winning
roses and dahlias.
Sirvin came in second in the Floriculture competition
despite taking home top honors in the gladiola and floral
year's Baking Queen is once again Dominique Deschamp from
Sasfield, while the Baking Princess is Victoria Coté
Da Silva who was able to compete in the senior age group
for the first time after several years of success in the
Navan Fair wraps up tomorrow with the
Western Horse Show in the Navan Arena at 10 a.m.; the
Horse Pull at 11 a.m.; and a concert under the Domes featuring
the River Town Saints and Jordan McIntosh at 1 p.m. The
gates open at 8 a.m., however, the midway only runs from
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.navanfair.com.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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