Kincardine’s fall fair has been saved


 By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s annual fall fair will live on.


Kincardine Agricultural Society director and past secretary Betty Jean White confirmed Monday that most of the positions on the executive had been filled at the Ag Society’s annual general meeting, held Saturday.

The Ag Society is still in need of a second vice-president.


“There will be a fair in 2013,” White said.


Last month, the Kincardine Agriculture Society was in jeopardy after it failed to attract volunteers to join its executive. Following a call for volunteers in the local media, White said individuals turned up to the annual meeting Saturday to fill the positions of first vice-president and secretary and some who were unable to attend the meeting expressed interest in helping out.


“It was a very positive meeting,” she said.


Keith Hodgins is returning as president and Mark McConnell was acclaimed vice-president, while Dave Cook will continue as treasurer. White requested that the secretary´s role become more defined.  As a result, Colleen Craig and Lindsay Dykeman will take on the role of secretary of the fair book. White will hold the role of secretary for scribing and processing the minutes of all meetings. Watson Morris is the Ag Society’s new official secretary and will be responsible for corresponding with the public and Ontario Agricultural Fair Boards. He will also delegate canvassing duties.


This year’s Kincardine Fall Fair will be held Aug. 30 and 31 with the theme Celebrating Country.


While plans are now underway for this year’s fall fair, White stressed that as the event is such a large undertaking the Ag Society could still use a few additional helping hands.


“We still can use extra volunteers,” she said.


The Kincardine Agricultural Society’s next regular meeting will be held Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Municipal Administration Centre. For more information email White at