Fair board changes meeting date

Members of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society met for their monthly meeting Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club. Nine members and two visitors were present.
Tompkins Hardware once again is renting space from us to store boats. As well, new contracts are being negotiated with Select Shows, Borderland Racing, and the Emo Legion.
RRVAS president Emily Watson attended the district meeting held Oct. 1 in Murillo. Five exhibits from the Emo Fair were chosen to be entered into the district competition:
•Machine quilt—by Carol Burnell—won first place and will go to Toronto for the provincial competition;
•Hand-sewn quilt—by Vicki Calder—won second place;
•60% whole wheat bread—by Sylvia Beadle—won third place;
•Chocolate chip cookies—by Stacy Beacham—won first place; and
•Youth poster—by Denise Donaldson—won second place.
Watson also brought back reports and ideas from other delegates from fairs in the area.
The date of the RRVAS annual meeting has been changed from the second Tuesday in December to the second Tuesday in January.
The board will be looking for new members at this time.
In other news, our fair book for 2006 and 2007 is being worked on. Monika Galloway and Jan Halverson will be canvassing for advertising.
We invite anyone who has suggestions to contact us at RRVAS, Box 506, Emo, Ont., or call 482-2428.
We are continuing to look for suggestion or ideas for the use of the upstairs of the arena during the fair.
As well, our exhibition hall is badly in need of an upgrade. We will require volunteer labour.
Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Emo Curling Club. Visitors are welcome.