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The LBA recognizes its lifelong volunteers

The members of the Livestock Breeders Association of the District of Beauharnois (LBA) understand the significance of their volunteers. This year, the organization, which produces Expo Ormstown and multiple events throughout the year, started a new tradition and recognized three lifelong volunteers with a special award.

A small ceremony took place before the start of the LBA’s 10th annual Spring Gala and auction on May 25. LBA member Murray McClintock welcomed everyone and spoke eloquently of the LBA’s history, the continued development of the fairgrounds, and the importance of the volunteers who have done so much for the fair board. He then brought out a plaque, made by Carl Rember using some of the wood salvaged from the old dining hall.

McClintock then presented the first LBA Lifetime Recognition Awards to Darrel Lang, who started out cleaning barns and bathrooms before working his way up through many different job descriptions to become treasurer and a member of the board of directors.


Darrel Lang Mary Stevenson and Betty McGerrigle received the first LBA Lifetime Recognition Awards on May 25 during the organizations annual spring gala PHOTO Livestock Breeders Association


Mary Stevenson and Betty McGerrigle were also honoured as longtime co-chairs of the light horse committee. Stevenson also showed in the arena and was a board member, while McGerrigle also somehow found time to sell hot dogs at the curling club booth.

“There is so much history here. We think it is important to recognize this. So many people have given a lot so we can have the Fair and to the LBA,” says the association’s manager, Sue Morison.

All three recipients received a small award to take home, while the trophy was displayed outside the main office in the Industrial Building throughout the fair.

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