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    Getting Ready for the 30th Anniversary!

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    Great food and camaraderie always punctuate the wind up pot luck for the Ag Society Red Ribbon Committee.  This year most of the 2017, and some of the 2018 Committee (young and old!) gathered last week to celebrate success and look forward to the 30th year of the Chestermere Country Fair and Red Ribbon Competition.  Back in 1989 when Ken Fraser, Helga Dressel and Diane Bell sat down to plan a local  ‘Fair’, did they realize it would become the longest running event in the history of Chestermere?  Likely not, and by all accounts it will continue to be so. The Red Ribbon competition, back then called the Bench Show, showcases talent in the community for many things.  There are now 13 trophies celebrating various arts, crafts and skills in our community, many donated by engaged community members.  If you want to get involved with the Ag Society Red Ribbon Competition and help “Put the Country back into Community” get in touch with them at chestermereagsociety@gmail.com or visit the Country Fair FB page for updates and news  https://www.facebook.com/ChestermereCountryFair/ .  There are places for people of all ages to help, and keeping the young people involved as has been the tradition, will ensure that this one of a kind event carries on for a long time yet.