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An amazing concession crew

“Jennifer and her crew were amazing, we didn’t have to worry about the concession at all.”

Members of the Princeton Exhibition Society (PXA) encompassing all user groups; Princeton Rodeo Association (Little Britches Rodeo), Princeton & District Agricultural Fall Fair, and the Princeton Racing Days Association joined together in celebration of volunteers for a dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion on October 15, 2011.

Paul Bedard, PXA Chairman welcomed all present and gave thanks for their time and dedication. A special thank you in memory of Peter Ruoss and Stan Thompson, both long-time members and volunteers was extended as well.

Presidents of the user groups; Ken Crompton, John Bey and Keith Olsen all gave many thanks to their volunteers and extended their heartfelt appreciation for the dedication shown—making each event a successful one.

Ken Crompton, President of the Princeton Rodeo Association made a special announcement, “The 2012 Princeton Rodeo will be called, the Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo.” This was pleasing to everyone, bringing about a rousing round of applause.

Record numbers at events this year have the volunteers geared up and excited for next year already.

Mayor Randy McLean on behalf of himself, Councillor Jason Earle and the rest of Council extended much appreciation to the volunteers, stating, “Thank you for making Princeton what it is.”

The highlight for each group this year was thanks to the tireless efforts of a small group of volunteers lead by a local ‘Superwoman,’ Mrs. Jennifer Bernard.

Bernard took on the task of cleaning, organizing and running the concession for each event held at the PXA. No pay was involved for herself nor her merry band of helpers—all monies raised went to each of the user groups.

Each activity held, all were told the same, “Stay out of my kitchen and we’ll get along fine.” It seemed to work, as all the user groups are extremely pleased with the concession this year. President of the Fall Fair, Keith Olsen summed up the mutual thoughts by saying, “Jennifer and her crew were amazing, we didn’t have to worry about the concession at all.”

The evening ended with a special thank you to Dawn Johnson for organizing the evening and to Legion members; Jean Lindsey, Derek and Janice Winter, Jan and Wayne Terepocki, Fay Niska and Bernadette Kelleher for cooking and serving a most wonderful meal.

 

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