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Monday , 28 September 2020

Vermilion Fair fireworks this Saturday

Fireworks will light up the sky this Saturday as the Vermilion Agricultural Society (VAS) recognizes the phenomenal community support they have received throughout the years.

“The executives wanted to be able to give back to the community this year,” said Nicole Templeton, Office Manager.

“We want to thank approximately 400 community volunteers. I can’t even guess how many hours they put in.”

The VAS has enjoyed recapping highlights and said last year they sold 3.05 kilometres of wristbands and had 28,000 people attend the Vermilion Fair.

Fair food is always an attraction. For example in 2019 one of the many vendors, Anthony’s Classic Grill, went through 256 pounds of pickles, 680 pounds of chickens wings, 700 pounds of ribs, and used 192 litres of Canola oil to cook it all.

In June 2020, the VAS began renovation on grandstand seating boards, and are now underway renovating the grandstand washrooms which they hope will reduce their water usage. During last year’s fair they used 55,000 gallons (over 200,000 litres) of water.

As for the celebration, the fireworks they will be igniting this year are high profile, so residents should be able to view them from their homes.

The grounds will be closed due to rain and the grandstand being under renovations.

Fireworks will be launched during the regular time to close the fair at 11 p.m. on July 25.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect Media from the Vermilion Voice newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.