Remember when: Community fair

The Ponoka Agriculture Society has been hosting community fairs since 1904

Division winners

The Ponoka Agriculture Society has been hosting community fairs since 1904, and that proud tradition continues to this day, with the 2012 family participation event set for Aug. 10 to 11 at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre.

By August of 1921 the two-day fair would include some 1,200 exhibits of livestock, agriculture, horticulture, and homemaking from both town and county residents. The enthusiasm and participation will surely continue this summer when the fair theme will be “Cultivating our Youth.”

For many years the event was hosted at the Ponoka Elks Hall on Chipman Avenue, and this classic late 1940s or early 50s photo features some of the division winners, including A.H. Erickson, Frank Sutton, Mrs. Elmer Pendleton and Mrs. F.E. Finkle.

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