THE INSIDE SCOOP presents Kathy Smith, ManagerAncaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds ... Our interview continues …
|Kathy Smith, Manager|
Judi "Scoop" McWilliams
With the economic challenges today, it would seem critical to obtain/maintain Sponsor funding and Other Sources of funding. How do you go about obtain funding?
Funding ~ “Funding is always a major concern for any non profit or charitable organizations. Costs only seem to go up and unfortunately new sources of income always need to be found to cover these increases. We are always looking for possible sources or funding whether from grants or potential new sponsors”.
How do you go about obtaining Prizes and Awards for the Fair?
Prizes and Award Donations ~ “We have a wonderfully supportive community around us. Many of the awards that are given for prize winning entries have been given for many years. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate new awards. Committee chairs will take on the task of canvassing local businesses to obtain donations towards their prize list and special awards”.
Can you talk about the Touch a Truck and how your Society is making this such a successful adventure?
Touch a Truck ~ “The Touch a Truck event is a great event for families with young children that have a fascination with equipment. Over 60 pieces of equipment were on hand at last year’s event for children to sit in, blow the horn and experience the size of. Area farmers, Horizon Utilities, Hydro One, and local businesses all donate their time and equipment for this fund raising event that supports literacy in two of our area schools as well as providing funds for inner city school children to attend the fair”.
Would you like to tell our readers about the Homecraft Garage
Homecraft Garage Sale ~ “Who doesn’t have “stuff” that they need to get rid of. The Homecraft Garage sale is an opportunity to rent a space for a well advertised garage sale, indoors! Held in March each year many vendors return year after year to participate in one of the first garage sales of the year. Treasures are to be found, whether these are antiques, used books or that item that you just can’t live without”.
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: