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LBA looks to honour the old in new ways

The annual spring gala and auction hosted by the Livestock Breeders Association of the District of Beauharnois (LBA) this May will include some extra special items up for grabs.

When the dining hall on the fairgrounds was torn down last year, the LBA found itself with a substantial amount of lumber. As much wood as possible from the original building was salvaged and will be integrated into the design of the new building, which is well on its way to being completed in time for Expo Ormstown this June. The wood will be used as accents, such as doorways and frames, for example.

“We are doing our best to reuse the wood,” says LBA manager Sue Morison. “It is good wood and there is a lot of heart behind it,” she adds. “We don’t want to disrespect the old building.”

 

Construction on the new dining hall at the Ormstown fairgrounds is on schedule to be completed in time for this years edition of the fair PHOTO Livestock Breeders Association

 

The LBA is also offering some of the remaining pieces to the Valley’s crafts people to create something from the recycled wood that will then be auctioned off during the spring gala on May 25. Morison says the idea has proven popular, and several wood workers have already come forward to try their hand at a project.

Tickets for the gala, which first started in 2014 as a fundraiser to help fix the arena roof, will go on sale soon. Now all proceeds from the event go towards the general upkeep of the fairgrounds and maintenance of the buildings. For more information, contact Morison at manager@expoormstown.com.

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