RRFA to celebrate 25 years

The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture will be celebrating 25 years at its annual banquet Oct. 20 at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.
This year’s banquet will feature more celebration than business as organizers have replaced the guest speaker with memorial presentations, skits, and a live band.
“It’s not going to be a lot different,” noted Betty Salchert, member services rep for the RRFA. “We’re going to recognize some of the long-term members.”
All summer, the search has been on for past members of the RRFA who have contributed to the building of the district farming community.
“We have the founding members but we don’t have the names of all the members–of all of the farmers who have been members,” Salchert explained.
An election of the executive also will be held during the banquet.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15, which are available from RRFA directors.
“Debbie Zimmerman is preparing the meal. That, in itself, sells tickets,” said Salchert.
Back by popular demand, some members will be putting on an as-of-yet unrevealed show, which will be followed by a dance featuring old-time music by the Glen Hart Band.
“We’re trying to sell some tickets and we’re also opening the dance for anyone who just wants to show up,” said Salchert. “There are a lot of people in the rural area who like to hear a band here and don’t often get to.”