Sunday marked the second annual induction ceremony for the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame.
The ceremony held at Lang Pioneer Village included more than 100 people who turned up for a chance to see the inductees.
Lindsay Biscaia has more…
SOT – Kevin Leahy:
“It gives me great honour today to be inducted into the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture Wall of Fame.”
It was an emotional day for many…
Overall, 6 new inductees were recognized Sunday… and will now be in the Wall of Fame.
Each are recognized for being outstanding agricultural leaders.”
But only 2 of the 6 are still alive today….Kevin Leahy, and J. Francis Crowley.
SOT – Crowley:
“It’s very humbling to be included as an inductee today because I realize the impact the other inductees – both today and in the past – have made in our county and beyond.”
The other inductees are Clarence and Helen Mann, Vivian S. Milburn, and R. R. Dick Stewart, and Morris Telford.
As each has since passed on, family members took to the stage to accept the award for them, and speak on their behalf…while trying not get too emotional.
“On behalf of the entire family we want to thank you again for this incredible honour and recognition of a man who we remember fondly as someone not only outstanding in his field, but a legend in our lives. Thank you and god bless.”
Wall of Fame Chairman, Wayne Warner:
‘You know, if we had realized, we would have started this wall of fame 20 years ago, but we have to start sometime. So we have to recognize those that have gone before us and their talents and their skills.”
And while those gone can’t be forgotten, there’s still plenty of room on the wall for the next generation of agricultural leaders.