The Souris and Glenwood Agricultural Fair was held on July 13 & 14 at the Souris Fairgrounds. The weather cooperated and the fairgrounds were bustling with fair goers from near and far. This year there was something for everyone which included barrel racing, team roping, rock painting, pony rides, dog show, scrap metal sculpture contest, Carlisle Ag machinery display, antique tractor pull slo-pitch tournament face painting, to name just a few of the many activities that where happening at the fairgrounds. The parade on Saturday morning was very well attended, as was the annual pancake breakfast at the Souris Airport. Congratulations to all the organizers and volunteers and thank you for all your hard work this past weekend!
A new event this year at the fair was Scrap Metal Sculpting. This event was brainstormed by Barb Lynch. The Theme for this event was "Animals of the World" and contestants were to construct animals made of repurposed scrap pieces. They were to be no smaller than 24 inches and no paint was to be used. The sculpture were judged and first place prize of $500.00 was awarded to Mark Waldner and Junior Kernaghan for their amazing moose, second prize of $300.00 was awarded to Ewan Robertson for his beaver sculpture and third prize of $200.00 went to Aaron Vanbeselaere for his scorpion. The sculptures were then auctioned off and half the proceeds went to the artists with the other half going to a scholarship program for graduating students going into a trade program. Mark and Junior's moose which they completed the night before the contest, sold for $1000.00. There were all kinds of dog owners on hand to proudly show off the tricks and talents of their pets! This event was sponsored by Mutty Paw Acres.