Wellington County Plowing Match set for Aug. 15 at Driscoll farm

MAPLETON – The 2019 Wellington County Plowing Match will be held in Mapleton on Aug. 15 at the farm of Neil Driscoll and family on Sideroad 12.

Participants will compete in tractor, antique tractor and horse-drawn classes. Special classes include one for local mayors and councillors, another for OPP officers and their spouses, and one for Wellington County 4-H members.

“We try to make it fun, while striving to celebrate, improve and sustain a valuable tradition of skilled plowmanship,” states a message from Wellington County Plowmen’s Association president Ron Faulkner.

Two Mapleton youths, Heidi Frey and Shayna Morphy, are 2018-19 Queen and Princess of the Furrow respectively.

“This past year has pushed me to be more involved in the community and connect with people in the agriculture industry,” states Frey.

“I have appreciated meeting many wonderful people who have allowed me to grow as a person and to represent agriculture in our community,” said Morphy.

The annual 2019 Wellington County Plowmen’s Banquet and Queen and Princess of the Furrow Competitions are on Oct. 26 at the Alma hall.