Those who have given their time to support the Ponoka Agricultural Society were honoured for their work on Oct. 21.
The Ag Society hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner at the Ponoka Kinsmen Community Centre to show gratitude to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of the Ag Society.
Reeve of Ponoka County, Gordon Svenningsen, said a few words at the dinner illustrating the importance of volunteers and the Ag Society in Ponoka.
“The Ag Society does a great job showcasing agriculture,” said Svenningsen. “We look to even better things from them in the future.”
Mayor Larry Henkelman also expressed his appreciation for the volunteers and has valued the events put on by the Ag Society.
“It’s important to recognize the Ag Society for all the hard work they put in,” said Henkelman. “Their events are well attended and very organized, it is appreciated in our community. Without volunteers in our community, there would be no community.”
The dinner guests were entertained by Lewis and Royal, a hilarious duo who had the crowd laughing with their outrageous lyrics and clever banter.
Lewis Frere and Royal Sproule came together in 1993 when Lewis was a student at the Rosebud Theatre and Royal was a full-time actor. Through their time at the theatre they realized their musical talents fit well together and soon began writing and playing music together.
The two have toured all over the continent and have provided good quality entertainment for people of all ages.
Sherry Gummow, president of the Ag Society, was pleased with the turnout and believes it is important to recognize those who have supported the Ag Society.
“It was a great event, the food was good and the entertainment was phenomenal,” said Gummow. “We sincerely appreciate our volunteers, we could not do what we do without them.”