On Friday, August 16 Mannville Co-op hosted a Long Table supper at the Mannville Elks Hall to celebrate 100 years in the community. The supper also served as the kick-off to the Mannville Country Fair.
The partly sunny skies and chilly, blustery conditions didn’t put a damper on the Mannville Country Fair that was held on August 17.
The day began with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., and was hosted by the Mannville Historical Society. After breakfast the annual parade started at 10:30 a.m., which boasted antique tractors, colourful floats by businesses and organizations, who tossed treats to the children and adults as they passed by.
Once the parade concluded attendees headed their way to the many events offered throughout the day. Said events included the antique tractor show which is always a popular event. The winners of the show were voted on by the spectators and were as follows: Viewer choice - went to Dustin Babij with a 1953 Massey Harris “33”. Steel Wheel winner was Mike Clark with a Prosser Antiques 1936 John Deere “D” and the Original/unrestored - went to Ryan Baker with a 1931 McCormick-Deering W30. Winners of the spectator participation draws were Edith West and Brandy Hess.
The sponsors were Webb’s Machinery, Agland Vermilion, Rocky Mountain Case, Ireland Farm Equipment and StudeBaker Industries.
Fair goers attended the Bench Show admiring submissions in the following categories: Flowers & Arrangements, Vegetables & Fruit, Home Canning & Baking, Sewing, Handicrafts, Quilting, Golden Age, Photography, Art & Scrapbooking, School Work, and Pee Wee exhibits for children under the age of seven.
Other events throughout the day were carnival games, junior pedal tractor pulls, entertainment by Karen Nedzielski, and a magic show with Sprinkles the clown.
The greasy pig contest was sponsored by Studebaker Industries and was a big hit again this year. The winner for the mens event was James Hill and the female event winner was Dana Hill who both received $100 each in pork products provided by Mannville Co-op.
New events this year were the Ping Pong Ball Drop which was sponsored by the Village of Mannville, Shantell and Tim Larson, Amanda and Josh Gryshuk, Parent Link Red Wagon, John and Tina Bielesch and the Mannville Library. The Perogy eating contests were sponsored by Baba Jenny’s with Tyler Archer winning the adult category and Lincoln Baker winning the children’s category.