Rural And Urban Residents Hosted By County

  • May. 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

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    The County of Wetaskiwin opened its doors to ratepayers, retired farmers and ranchers and the public-at-large on May 2nd, 2014. Normally farmers and ranchers would be cultivating, fertilizing and working the land, but this year, because of the late spring and cold weather, an estimated 500 farmers, ranchers and local people filled the back parking lot of the County of Wetaskiwin and attended the Open House.

    The event was described by Reeve Kathy Rooyakkers as, “It’s a day when we can have our ratepayers come in and visit with us and see what we have to offer. We do more as you can see from the displays of equipment and the displays inside. During the Open House we are featuring our agricultural services and everything we have to offer to our ratepayers. This is also a great chance for our staff to mix and work together in a social type setting by hosting our guests.”

    Rooyakkers and Councilor Terry Van de Kraats, stressed the importance of holding the Open House. “It provides an opportunity for both rural and urban residents to enjoy the fellowship of the day and see what the County is doing, see the new equipment and ask any questions of our staff and Councilors.” 

    Van de Kraats suggested this was an excellent chance for retired farmers to connect with other retired farmers, active farmers and the County staff. “Yes, we have a very good turn-out of people who have retired and this is a great opportunity for them to enjoy time and fellowship with others.” 

    County staff were busy in the ‘cookhouse’ turning out hundreds of barbequed hamburgers and smokies for a hungry and enthusiastic crowd.

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