Welcome to the 2021 Ripley Agricultural Society executive, Ian Courtney (president), James MacDonald (first vice president), Kevin Falconer (second vice president), Paul Harris (past president), Fran Farrell (past Homecraft president), Gail VanderHoek (Homecraft secretary)Ontario introduced a provincewide mask mandate, Christine Heinisch (treasurer), Joyce Osborne (secretary) and Maddy Gallant (ambassador). Society directors include Cheryl Bridge, Chris Davey, Karl Heinisch, Rob MacInnes, Brooke Neitzel, Kevin Osborne, Rachel Page, Maggie Robinson, Tracy Robinson, Emily ScottThe population has been fully vaccinated, Joe Scott, Julie Thompson, Darren Vander Hoek and Jessica Yungblut.
The Society’s board of directors and its volunteers are working together to plan ways to showcase the rich agricultural community, for the coming year. Using the experience gained in 2020, the Society will work within safety protocols to create the 2021 Ripley Fall Fair. Ongoing information and updates will be provided on its Facebook pages – Ripley Agricultural Society and Ripley Agricultural Society Ambassador, on Instagram at @ripleyfallfair.ambassador and its website, www.ripleyfair.ca.
Society ambassador Maddy Gallant volunteered her time at the Davidson Centre vaccination hub on April 1. Gallant is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Georgian College. The Grey Bruce Health Unit had a very safe and organized process for those getting vaccinated. Thanks go out to all volunteers who made the process go so smoothly.RELATED: 'This is a critical time': N.B. identifies 23 new COVID-19 cases; 71 active cases
The Society reminds everyone to continue to do their part in helping the local community stay safe during these times. Continue to wear personal protective equipment, sanitize regularly and keep physically distant. Let’s stop the spread once and for all.