Linden & District Agricultural Society hosts Fall Fair

Linden Fall Fair 2019

The Linden & District Agricultural Society can put another successful fall fair in their past. It was held on Saturday, Nov 2. A testament to how busy it was could have been shown by how early they ran out of lunch. It was wonderful to have the large train display once again. However, it was a sad day for the owner when his truck was stolen on set-up night. The children love watching those beautiful and unique train cars roll around and it would be awful if the owner could no longer be able to provide such a great service.

There were a few new businesses that popped up. There was a wood fired grill from Argentina that was very intriguing. A superfood we used to call sprouts but is grown in dirt vs water alone, are supposed to be less susceptible to bacteria. A couple of these tables had sprouts to taste test. Tables were in the gym and in the cultural centre. Girl Guide cookies, especially the mint chocolate were hot sellers. There were home businesses as well as home crafted items, including beautifully made wood crafts, original art works, and doggy treats along with the knitted and crochet items, and Bible study materials. There were at least three investment businesses and realty booths. It was a lot of fun to interact with everyone and hear their business story.

This event is sponsored by the Linden & District Agricultural Society and at one point in the day they had received 20 new family memberships. They were also taking donations to help Mike Toews (whose truck had been stolen). At next year’s Linden Sports Day, the Ag Society will be assuming the breakfast duties that for numerous years was performed by the Linden Business Community. The latest project of the Ag Society is to refurbish the skate shack buildings. They had volunteers working on it throughout Saturday’s Fall Fair. The soffit and fascia is getting redone. The kitchen area will be upgraded for functionality and the storage buildings will get some upgrades. Another project being considered would be a gymkhana ring, or outdoor arena. This is still quite tentative and a location possibility would be to the south of the big ball diamond. This project will definitely come up in the spring of 2020 as the Ag Society prepares to host Linden Sports Day.