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It was a big night for the Yorkton Mill Heritage Society as it held its annual fundraising dinner.

Not only was it a night for a full house to hear guest speaker Sara Shymko talk about the importance or teaching agriculture in the classroom, but two major donations were announced. 

Grain Millers has taken naming rights on the planned interpretative centre at the old mill for a donation of $100,000, and Ernie Aniuk has made a donation in a similar amount. 

The dual donation push mill fundraising efforts past $1 million, about one-third of the amount the project will need. 

In her presentation Shymko, who is executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom, said the interpretive centre can be an important local spot in terms of offering education to students about farming. 

Shymko said teaching the history of farming connects directly to the history on Saskatchewan and “it matters. 

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