Straight from the barn

By: Priddis Millarville Fair  09-12-2011

For a sedate, uneventful sixty years, our beloved Millie the Massey led a Susan Boyle-like existence, puttering away around the farm, well removed from headlines and spotlight alike. Thoroughly humble but hard-working was our Millie, rusting gracefully through the decades as she  hauled hay out to we udders in the back 40.

But Millie, Millie, Millie . . . . . . what’s to become of you?

Dressed up for the Ball like a Cinderella without her Cinderfella, Millie the Massey, our crusty, rusting  underdog 1950 Massey Harris 44 tractor, pictured below,  donated to the 103rd Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair by Paul Teskey, surrounded by flowers like a Spring morning on our MRAS float, took a remarkable second place ribbon in the Okotoks Parade on Saturday.

And, like Susan Boyle, Millie has been asked out on a date, the first in her life!!! She’ll be received in style at “Movie Night Under The Stars” at the Millarville Race Track on June 26, graciously invited to attend by the good folks at the Millarville Community School.  That will precede Millie’s better-late-than-never debutante appearance for MRAS at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede’s Heritage Days on July 13.


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Obviously the community is solidly behind the continuation of the Fair, which was demonstrated by a significant increase in Fair entries to a record-breaking 4,000 as well as the increase in youth participation. The dedication of the “Friends of the Fair” and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors deserve all of our admiration and thanks.


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Millie

That was quite the herd.