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Monday; Shawville Fair

If they were tired of all the animals at the fair, gearheads of all ages were in for a treat on Monday, with plenty of cars, trucks and bikes getting shined up or smashed to bits, depending on the event.
On the main lawn, more than 100 vintage vehicles sat gleaming in the sun for the annual car show and shine.
Bruce Robertson of Braeside had his blue 1934 Chevy on display with the hood popped. He said that this is the third time he’s shown at the fair.
“It’s just a really fun hobby,” he said.
Lucy Kingsbury, the director of the event, was thankful for all the volunteers that helped make the event a success.
The highly anticipated demolition derby brought out an enormous crowd to the outdoor ring. Members of the Shawville-Clarendon Fire Department were on hand to keep things safe and to keep the dust down with water from their hoses.
Before the mayhem got underway there was a special announcement, as competitor Wayne Harris got down in the dirt and proposed to his beau Hilary, to massive cheers from the audience.
Jer’s Auto Service won the best decorated vehicle with their sinister clown car.
After the crowd was pushed back to a safe distance, things got underway with the team V8 competition, with dirt and smoke flying in all directions.
Division winners were as follows:
Team V8 – Darwin Lapenski and Chris Hardwick
Mini Feat. – Super Dave
Mid-size – Dr. John Chartrand
Vans – Robbie Chartier
Full-size – Dave Coy
Over in the homecraft hall, as exhibitors arrived to take home their work, two of the categories were donated to separate charities.
Knitted scarves and hats, along with a $25 donation in the name of the winner, Lorraine Hodgins, were given to local women’s shelter L’EntourElle.
Hand crafted pillowcases were also donated to the Palliative Care unit at the Pontiac Community Hospital.
Director Elaine Lang said that they decided to start the new projects as a way to do something community-minded and give some much-needed attention to two worthy local causes.

There was an extremely smokey finish to the V8 team class at the demolition derby on Monday, as two vehicles slammed together head on, to the crowd’s delight.
A donation of knitted hats and scarves, along with a $25, for local women’s shelter L’EntourElle was presented to community worker Vanessa Chabot on Monday afternoon. From left: Elaine Lang, Lorraine Hodgins and Chabot.

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