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Michael Philpott honoured by OAAS

Kids who come to the West Niagara Fair should love Michael Philpott. He’s the chairperson of the Kidz Zone at the fair. He is the one who makes sure there is toy tractors and corn to play in, mystery farm objects and saddles to try out. His area is pretty popular.He is also in charge of parking (that might not make him so popular) and he runs the successful Junk in the Trunk garage sale every spring. It is also been said that he keeps the floors of the Community Building nice and shiny.
 
Philpott was recognized by his peers and awarded a Meritorious Service Award at the recent Ontario Association of Agriculture Societies convention in Toronto.
 
“My history with the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies started with the Lincoln Agricultural Society and then the joining of the Lincoln and the Smithville Agricultural Society.”
 
In 2006, he took on the challenge of becoming a District 6 associate agricultural director and then an agricultural director, which he was until 2017 when the OAAS started downsizing the provincial board.
 
“Presently I am a District 6 director along with Shirley Peer and Rachel Anderson. Together with the district executives – provincial director Heather Dillon, secretary Sylvia Parr and treasurer Kathy Smith – as a team we try to inspire and support our 12 fair/societies in our district. Our mission is to act as a resource for the societies, providing leadership through communication, resources, education and encouraging the promotion of a rural way in Ontario.”
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