For a good many years while growing up and even today I have always looked forward to our Fall Fairs. In Beamsville it was held downtown at the Fair Grounds with a Carnival, food and a good number of other things like a demolition derby, never missed one.
The thing that gets to me some is that for most parts a lot of these events are closing up. Right now for that matter Beamsville is going through a transition stage of not having the Fair Grounds anymore and selling off the land it sits on to build homes. Some call this progress I suppose but for me I see it as a great loss for the town.
Seems to me that if left alone the Fall Fair Grounds would be a great asset to the town or other towns that are going through the same thing. Thing is folks these things can’t be replaced once gone they are gone forever. To bad too as half the town I see is for keeping it the other half wants to sell it off. Who will win, well I think you all know what the outcome will be.
I know some say what does it matter to you now that you are living here in Port Loring. Well lets just say living there for a good number of years I just hate to see so many changes happening that messes up so many folks life styles and leave it at that.
Here in Port Loring though lots of different things are on the go. For one thing last year I was voted in as one of our LSB members and I got to say it has been quite an experience. Luckily I have had four other good members to work with which is something in itself. For most parts the first year has been getting things in order and helping out where I can. My part is looking after Marketing which I have been doing diligently over the past year. Got to say I have enjoyed it too. So far I have set up a new Web Site for our district which if I might say has been quite successful so far. Here is the Web Sites Address if you would like to have a look. http://www.loringlsb.com/ There you will find all kinds of things like when and where our next meeting will be held, what took place at our last meeting, events going on in our district, well just to many to name. The thing I wanted to do with building this site is to make available everything that goes on. Today it has seemed to me that some Boards doesn’t like to communicate with the town or city folks, for us here in the Loring District I am trying to change all that. I would like us to be a family in other words. No hidden agenda, just straight to the point happenings. Can it be done? Well time will tell I suppose. I plan on one more year as things like this takes a bit of time. Once done I will move on and let others take the reigns. Be interesting to see if it is kept the same.
On another note this year our Corn Fest at White Birches Resort has been canceled this year due to some changes that is happening with the resort, but not to despair, as next year it will be back better than ever. Where and when I will let you know in 2011.
I would also like to let you know of a new event that is going to be happening here in Port Loring. Come October 9 & 10th 2010 at our Community Center in Arnstein right off HWY 522 which is a Saturday & Sunday we will be holding a first time ever Oktoberfest. Going to be a great two days filled with all kinds of things. A few would be continuous playing bands for both days, On going food and beverages being made available for folks, horse shoe tournaments and for those that like a wee snort once in awhile there will also be a beer gardens, beer and coolers only. As I say just for those that like a touch now and then.
Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 am there will be a German Style Breakfast for those that don’t feel up to cooking breakfast at a cost of $5.00 per person. I should mention the admission price too which will be $10.00 per person for both days, can’t beat that huh? Coupon books can be found at any of the Information Centers in North Bay, Sudbury, Perry Sound, Gravenhurst and South River.
So there you go, a lot of old time items, places and things being closed up sold or what ever, but here in Port Loring there is new things on the horizon. Kind of makes me feel good all over when things like this happen. The only way that events like these can be kept going though folks, solely depends on you. You are the ones that will have the final say of whether they keep it going or not. Hope to see you all there!!! For more information call 757-2380.
In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.
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