Harvest Social realizes $8,000 for Agricultural Society - Nov. 8, 2018
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
Saturday night’s Ladies Harvest Social at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre has realized an estimated $8,000 profit for the Brussels Agricultural Society.
Organizer Jenna Fisher said the event, which is only in its third year, was another successful one for the village of Brussels. It sold out two weeks before the event was held, showing an outstanding demand for tickets.
There were drinks and food, but the event began with a special fashion show from Marita’s in Clinton featuring local women as models for the store’s clothing. As an added bonus, Fisher said, the store offered attendees a special discount on clothing for the coming week and from any of those sales, five per cent would be donated back to the Brussels Agricultural Society at the end of the week, which Fisher said was very generous of the store’s owners.
Hypnotist Jeff West was then the main attraction, returning to the event after a year off (West performed at the very first ladies night two years ago), and he was again a hit with all in attendance.
While there is still some minor accounting to be done, Fisher said that it is estimated that the society will realize a profit in excess of $8,000 from the event, which makes it the biggest in the event’s three-year history.
Fisher said she’s very proud to see the event grow as it has. Not only does it provide an annual event for women that they can count on and mark on their calendars, but it certainly makes life easier for the Brussels Agricultural Society when the Brussels Fall Fair rolls around every year.
The Agricultural Society has always taken great pride in hosting an eventful fair, Fisher said, and one of the main aspects of that in recent years has been a fun and robust midway for the children of the village. Hosting a midway is an expensive proposition for a fair in a village the size of Brussels and the costs have sometimes been too prohibitive. Hosting this fundraiser, she said, has gone a long way to ensuring that the fair has a midway to truly better the fair year after year.
For more information on the Brussels Agricultural Society or the Brussels Fall Fair, visit the website at brusselsfallfair.ca or find the organization on Facebook.