- Vermilion Voice
Hundreds of people gathered in Mannville to enjoy the Mannville Fair on August 18, including guests from Lloydminster, Vermilion, Wainwright, Minburn, and Vegreville. MLA Dr. Richard Starke took part in the parade, as well as several area businesses and community groups. This year’s theme was ‘Good Ole Country Fair’, and families enjoyed watching all of the colourful floats. “We’re really excited that this is still a part of the community, and that there are volunteers who work very hard to make it a success,” said Brenda Walker. The petting zoo was a favourite as usual, and many enjoyed Sprinkles the Clown, a country market, bench show, and an inflatable fun zone. Food trucks and an antique tractor show were also worth checking out. Carnival games, pedal tractor pulls, and 1UP Mobile Gaming, a magic show, Chicken Bingo by the Baking Robots, and a demo by the Mannville Fire Department offered even more entertainment. Children scrambled during the new addition of a greased pig contest. A pancake breakfast was held by the Mannville Historical Society, and lunch was offered by McQueen United Church. The Mannville Royal Purple and Elks served supper with proceeds going to the Morritt family. To finish off, live music was performed by the Off Ramp Boys. “We have amazing community and surrounding support. We’d like to thank the donors and volunteers, as well as everyone for coming,” said Tara Tod, Fair Committee Chairperson.