Come as a stranger, leave as a friend

By Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

The Rainy River District Fall Fair is upon us, and their slogan, “Come as a stranger, leave as a friend,” is sure to prove true.
The fair takes place tomorrow through Saturday (Aug. 15-17). As always, there will be stock car races both Friday and Saturday night (Aug. 16 and 17)
The mini king/queen contest will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the arena.
The loggers’ competition will take place Friday morning (August 16) beginning at 9 a.m. in front of the grandstand.
The exhibition hall is always a great place to visit, check out all the entries.
The arena will be packed full of displays and interesting information.
There’s much more making up the fair.
Don’t forget the midway and the fabulous food that is available to indulge in.
This year there is the added bonus of many new buildings that have been constructed. I haven’t had the chance to see them but I’ve heard they are absolutely fantastic.
Hope to see you all there.
It always proves to be a way to appreciate our RRDFF and all the effort the fair organizers put into making this a tradition worth keeping.
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The Emo Legion will hosts a “Country Jam” this Friday, Aug. 16.
Come out and enjoy old time music and an evening of dancing.
The monthly 50/50 draw takes place at the Legion this Saturday, Aug. 17. Be sure to buy a ticket (at least one).
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Congratulations to Ken Wilson on his retirement. Ken recently turned 65 and will enter the next stage of his life.
Family and friends honoured Ken with a well deserved party Saturday (Aug. 10) with many friends and family members attending.
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A belated congratulations to Iain and Chelsea McMillan on the birth of their son.
Isaac Wayne was born July 9. Proud grandfather is Bruce Woodgate (the late Wanda Woodgate).
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Robin’s 2¢
This one is for all the people that will folks involved in the beef shows at the fair.
Everything I know … I’ve learned from a Hereford bull !
Don’t let anything stand in the way of your dreams.
If you see a beautiful cow or greener pastures . . . go right through the fence !

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