32nd Annual Delia Fall Fair held | DrumhellerMail
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32nd Annual Delia Fall Fair held

    The 32nd  Annual Delia Fall Fair was held October 15. There was a large crowd, many from outside the community. This year the Ag Society celebrated the founding of Highland in 1911. The CNR made its first survey of the Village and named it Highland, as it was the highest point on the rail line between Calgary and Saskatoon. In 1913 the name changed to Delia and it was incorporated as a village the next year.
    The Fair day started off with a parade at 11 a.m. This involved antique tractors, machinery and equipment, and vehicles. Horses led the parade with children on colourful decorated bikes. The parade will be expanded next year – so keep that in mind.
    It was great to see all the entries in Horticulture by our farmers, others entries were down in some sections and up in others. The center of the Fair is the Bench Show and the reason the Ag Society receives granting, so we appreciate the time taken to enter the various classes. 
    The kids were busy with a carnival, face painting and the climbing wall. From all reports, they had a good time. 
    There were 20 different venues of commercial and non commercial booths.The Live & Silent Auction was very well supported.
    This year’s winners of the Volunteer of Year are Don and Bev Hall, who have both served their community in many capacities in the present and past years.
    Delia & District Agricultural Society awarded the following Scholarships: Farrell Lake – Teddy Brinkman; Delia Coop – Justine Johnson; Delia General Store – Colby Graham; Millennium - Kari Mason and Chelsea Dotkerchik; Nick’s Western Meats – Nicole Johnson.
    Award presentations were made and the points from the Flower & Garden Show in August went towards the Grand Aggregate.
    Grand Aggregate winner was Marcy Forbes.
Junior Aggregate winner was Michelle Hoover.
    Family Aggregate went to Robert & Holly Stanger Family.
    A Harvest Supper was put on by the Curling Club with entertainment provided by the Popavick Family.
    The Delia Agricultural Society is proud of all the community volunteers – you all  made a very successful fair.

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