“The Fair is a great community to volunteer in.” …“The Ancaster Fair is all about “Fabulous Family Fun!”
THE INSIDE SCOOP presents Kathy Smith, Manager
Ancaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds
Our interview continues … These Scoop answers can apply to everyone!
How important is the “Ancaster Agricultural Society” and how does it impact your community today? Otherwise stated … Why do you think Ancaster Agricultural Society is an important part of our society and the community today and what role do you see as its importance?
Importance of the Fair ~ “When the Fair began in 1850 the role was to give farmers an opportunity to showcase their products and hopefully have other farmers buy their products, whether that was seed for the grain crop or livestock to increase a herd. This is no longer the role of the fair but farmers are still showcasing their products now so that the large urban population of the area can see what is involved in their food production.
Many families used to have a member involved in farming but we have gotten farther and farther away from this and so the Fair represents an opportunity for people to see farm animals and meet the people that produce their food”.
Importance of the Facilities ~ “The facilities are very important to the community for many reasons: we provide facilities for families to celebrate important events in their lives. Community groups use the facility to hold fund raisers for their community projects. The 4-H program uses the grounds to hold meetings and achievement days to further the development of their members in the skills they are being taught. The fairgrounds become a meeting place for families, friends, and communities to gather and celebrate”.
Stay tuned for more with Kathy Smith, Manager of the Ancaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds and don’t forget to check out their website at http://www.ancasteragriculturalsociety.ca/. … Next SCOOP: Success, Demographics, Planning!