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Ted McMeekin
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Rockton Worlds Fair


Mr. Ted McMeekin (Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Aldershot):

One evening, heading out to a farm meeting in Rockton, my seven-year-old daughter asked me where I was going. When I told her "Rockton," she begged to come with me. I asked her what it was about Rockton that got her so excited. "Oh, Daddy, Rockton has everything. They have the lion safari and the berry farm and the Cookhouse restaurant and, most important of all, the Rockton World's Fair." Those were pretty heady words straight from the heart of a seven-year-old expert, and of course she was right. Rockton does have everything.

There's a reason we refer to the annual Thanksgiving fair as the Rockton World's Fair. Simply put, it's a world-class event, organized and run by world-class volunteers, proudly displaying the richness of our vibrant agricultural community. This year's fair was the 154th and, according to early reports, probably the best attended in Rockton history. Four days of great weather certainly helped, as did the exciting array of rides, displays, homemade crafts and pies, exceptional entertainment and the incredible livestock competitions.

I was pleased to spend the better part of three days at this year's Rockton Fair. It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many in our community, including myself, to stop, reflect and give thanks at Thanksgiving time in Rockton for the incredible people who have done so much to build our strong and diverse agricultural community.

To all of those connected with the Rockton Agricultural Society and the fair, I say, "Well done." I can hardly wait to get back next year.