Sunday, February 14, 2016

Flanking cairns honour agricultural society

                                                                                                                    Photos by Barry Wallace

Finding myself alone momentarily on Schomberg's Main Street this past Sunday afternoon, I realized I was staring at the two gateway cairns between the Schomberg Community Hall and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.   The two plaques embedded in the cairns recognize the Schomberg Agricultural Society's many contributions to the the community and note the society's formidable longevity.   The society celebrates its 164th anniversary in 2016.   Elizabeth McClure Gillham, in her King history book, states that a King Township Fall Fair was to be held throughout the township at different sites each year.   The fair rotated between Brownsville (Schomberg), Kettleby, King Village, Laskay, Nobleton and even Aurora.   The fair settled permanently in Schomberg in 1872.   The fall fair became a spring fair in 1956 and remains thus to this day.

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Barry Wallace

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