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Roseneath fair honours volunteers, award winners

By Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

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Award winners Shauna Nelson (back row, from left), Curtis Jones, Winter Trapper, Ian van de Moosdyk and Elissa Foreman, and (front row, from left) Cameron Jones, Tessa Foreman, Haylee Surerus and Bretty Surerus gather at the Oct. 29 appreciation event held by the Roseneath Agricultural Society in Roseneath. People were recognized for their participation in the fair.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Award winners Shauna Nelson (back row, from left), Curtis Jones, Winter Trapper, Ian van de Moosdyk and Elissa Foreman, and (front row, from left) Cameron Jones, Tessa Foreman, Haylee Surerus and Bretty Surerus gather at the Oct. 29 appreciation event held by the Roseneath Agricultural Society in Roseneath. People were recognized for their participation in the fair.

ROSENEATH -- Volunteers who participated in the Roseneath Agricultural Fair were honoured with an appreciation luncheon recently.

Hosted by the Roseneath Agricultural Society, about 120 people attended the Alnwick Civic Centre next to the fairgrounds on County Road 45.

"Following an enjoyable meal served by Taylor Custom Meats and Catering, compliments of the Agricultural Society, certificates of appreciations and awards were presented to "¦ very deserving recipients from the 2017 Roseneath Fair held on September 22 to September 24," fair spokesperson Barb Foreman stated in an e-mail.

Among those were:
 

  • Most Entries in Hall Exhibits by a single person - Carol Darling, Campbellford with 90 entries;
  • Most Entries in Junior Work by a single person - Shauna Nelson, Roseneath with 24 entries;
  • Most Entries by a Family in Hall Exhibits - Julie McKenzie, Eddystone, Phyllis Richardson, Eddystone, Heather Viscount, Cobourg and Sherry Harnden, Fraserville with a combined total of 110 entries; and
  • Most Entries by a Family in Junior Work -1st place - Elissa and Tessa Foreman, Roseneath with a combined total of 22 entries. (Second place was a tie with Curtis and Cameron Jones, Cobourg with a combined total of 12 entries and Haylee and Brettly Surerus, Roseneath also with a combined total of 12 entries.)"


There were also competition winners for quilts, 4-H participants, prize cattle, various top field crops, butter tarts, cookies and poster competitions.

"The 2017 Roseneath Agricultural Society Service Diploma winner was Lynda Coyle who now lives in Cobourg but was originally from Roseneath. Lynda still finds time to continue her interest in assisting during the annual Roseneath Fair.

"For many years, Lynda has been a dedicated volunteer member of the Roseneath Agricultural Society first working in the Junior Work activities and now with the Flower division in the Home craft division of Roseneath Fair. Lynda is also an extremely talented exhibitor in the baking and bottled goods sections of our Fair," Foreman stated in her overview of the festivities.

Next year's fair will celebrate 150 years on Sept. 28 to 30, 2018.

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