Dirksen named fall fair ambassador

The Agri­cultural Society here hosted its 32nd annual Ambassador of the Fair competition and community barbecue on Sept. 12 and the Ambassador will be at the Fergus Fall Fair this weekend.

The evening featured speech­es and im­promptu ques­tions for four contestants and the announcement of the win­ners of the best decorated bale and community display entries.

Contestants for the title of 2010-2011 Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador were Edward Wallace, Alicia Scott, Carly Wing and Chantel Dirksen.

The contestants were judg­ed on their interview and speak­ing skills, knowledge of the community and local agri­culture, poise and presentation.

The judges chose the new ambassador based on those, and a poster board display.

Dirksen was crown­ed 2010-2011 Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador, Alicia Scott was runner-up and Edward Wallace won the best display award.

Along with the ambassador competition, the community barbecue is a kick-off for the 174th Fergus Fall Fair.

The fair runs this weekend to Sunday at the Fergus Sportsplex.

Visit fergusfallfair.ca for a complete list of events and times.