The Millet Show and Shine will be returning to town this summer, as town council found out at their regular meeting Mar. 28.
Councilor Vicki Pyle was the lone absentee from the meeting.
Councilors read a letter of request from the Millet Show and Shine spokesperson Tera Ainsworth. “This year the Millet Show and Shine Car Show will be held July 14 on the grass at the Agriplex,” stated Ainsworth in her letter dated Mar. 16.
“This year we are in need of a larger space to allow our event to accommodate more vehicles and even more visitors. This year the show and shine was advertised in the Alberta Car Calendar, Pigeon Lake campground guide and on the Town of Millet webpage. Think of all the visitors coming from near and far.
“This year proceeds, after expenses are paid, will be donated to the Millet Food Bank, keeping the profits in our town.
“This letter is being sent to ask to have the deposit and Agriplex rental fees waived on July 14 so that more of the proceeds can be donated to the Millet Food Bank.”
Last year’s show and shine was held at the Fresh Market grocery store on Hwy #2A, and was extremely popular.
Councilors discussed the request and seemed agreeable, although councilor Robin Brooks noted there doesn’t seem to be any fees or deposits in this case.
Councilors were also a bit confused about whether or not the show and shine organizers needed the Agriplex parking lot, as it appeared they had substantial space from a private landowner.
Councilors decided to table the request and directed staff to get a bit more information from Ainsworth about what, exactly, at the Agriplex the show and shine would be requiring.