Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Big church win!

...or something like that. Our county is hosting the 2015 International Plowing Match (I usually spell it Ploughing, but I seem to be in the minority). It's not well known, it seems, but the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will be one of the biggest events in Ontario this year, and certainly the largest undertaking in this county for decades. Local farms, businesses, schools, churches, and homes have been decorating as part of the Match's Beautification Contest: the display has to include scarecrows, sunflowers, and the Plowing Match sign.

Winners were publicized tonight, and first prize in the Schools/Churches/Senior's Residences category went to St. Andrew's-St. Mark's United Church in Long Sault! I think that the John Deere tractor, which belongs to one of the members (who is also principal of North Stormont Public School, which took the third prize), probably clinched the award.

International Ploughing Match and Rural Expo near Finch in South Stormont Township, Ontario, September 22 to 26, 2015!

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