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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Fall Fair Association held a special ceremony last weekend to honour a local attendee that has truly made their mark on the annual event.

The Association’s president Monty Brody said that Adeline Kelly has been involved with the fair in some way, shape, or form since its inception seventy years ago. Brody explained that Kelly has competed in the fair’s baking, vegetable, and canning competitions before serving on the fair’s executive and board for many years. He added that up until several years ago, Kelly has also been out to help out with the fair’s work bees.

Brody explained that the Association chose to rename the fair’s exhibits building in Kelly’s honour. The building was built several years ago, and is where the baking, canning, and other competitions entrants have their works exhibited, a fitting tribute. “It was the 70th Anniversary of the fair, we were looking for a way to honour Adeline because she has been such an instrumental part of it since Day One,” said Brody.

The Adeline Kelly Exhibits Building will be showcasing its first competitions with its new name at the 2018 North Peace Fall Fair in just under a year’s time.

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