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Joanna Brown of Carp has nabbed another medal. – Page 23 DAVID JOHNSTON Principal Dwight Delahunt raises a cheer Tuesday with his students, parents and faculty during a barbecue at St. Michael’s School in Fitzroy Harbour. The veteran educator has come out of retirement to take helm at the school. Principal goes back to school ARTS challenge is to be the best you can be, to meet the needs of every student.� With more than three decades in classrooms EMC news - When Dwight Delahunt retired three years ago after 34 years as an educator, across the capital region, Delahunt has had including 26 years as a principal, he didn’t the opportunity to watch many young people think he’d end up working again; let alone so blossom into adulthood. He says it’s common for young adults, often with their children, to close to home. “With two sons in university, it was my in- approach him in public to share a memory tention to take a short-term contract as a fill-in from their school days. “It’s always a great reunion. There are many principal,� he said Tuesday during a barbecue event at St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary different, non-material rewards to working in School in Fitzroy Harbour. “When the oppor- education. The real satisfaction is to see children develop and overcome tunity came to replace Linda challenges. That is truly Gilmore who retired here last “This is a most March, I jumped at it.� enjoyable job for me. wonderful.� Looking back over his caAs a resident of Fitzroy Harbour, not only is the school I look at it as a calling reer, he said there are countless fond memories. One that “a couple of minutes from in a sense. is particularly precious is that home�, it is a place where DWIGHT DELAHUNT of a physically challenged Delahunt has long admired the student who surpassed all exfamily atmosphere of the fac- ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY pectations. ulty and students. “It is satisfying to see children with disabil“St. Mike’s has an excellent staff,� he said. “It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated ities being inspired by a heroic effort. It’s a and capable group. It’s a small community privilege to help them celebrate their see them become able.� school, people like the family atmosphere.� Delahunt first got the urge to be an educator The spirit of the school was evident at the barbecue. Even though dark clouds brought in his youth. He spent his formative years helping out periodic showers, a large contingent of students, parents and teachers were on hand to in school programs, at summer camps and in leadership programs. By the time he reached share fellowship and food. For Delahunt, being involved in helping adulthood, he knew he wanted to be in educakids grow up is all the satisfaction he needs tion. He started teaching in 1978 at 27 years of from his work. “This is a most enjoyable job for me. In age. fact, I look at it as a calling in a sense. The See Principal, page 22 David Johnston Four photographers were selected for a prestigious portraits exhibit. Meet Corkery’s contributor. – Page 33 COMMUNITY Not many costumers at the farmers market leave with flowers and a kiss. For one, that’s standard. – Page 46      R0011598839-096 EMC news – Both the agricultural/homecraft and entertainment sides of the 149th Carp Fair are promising loads of fun this weekend. This year’s co-presidents, Paul Caldwell and Heather Johnston, say pulling together the massive event this year was a formidable challenge. The drought left many with greater worries on the homefront. A fire at the fairboard offices three days after they took the reins didn’t help either. But volunteers worked that much harder to ensure one of the region’s favourite events goes off without a hitch. “We had a rough start with the fire, but we’re good now,� Caldwell said. “It seemed to be a little bit of a (bad) omen, but we’re getting ready for a good fair, that’s for sure.� This year’s theme is “Thanks to the past�. Among the highlights of the fair is the heavy horse show, Eastern Canada and Northern New York State’s largest. Expect to see 17 six-horse hitches in the ring at one time. Another highlight, new this year, is the hands-on “awareness tent� where kids will get to learn how cow milking is done, along with sheep sheering and butter churning. Other agriculture/homecraft competitions include: heavy and light horse; beef and dairy cattle; sheep; field crops; grain and seeds; fruits and vegetables; maple syrup and honey; flowers; domestic science; sewing, needlework, and crafts; along with the much anticipated home brew- Paul Caldwell Heather Johnston ing wine and beer. Caldwell said the fair is moving away from its reputation as a “city fair� in favour of a return to its rural roots. Educating kids and adults alike on where food comes from is taking on a greater role. Thursdays are normally reserved for Toonies for the Troops. But in light of this summer’s drought, the focus has shifted to Toonies for Farmers. Caldwell said he’s talked to area farmers who say Renfrew County was hit hardest but that anyone growing corn has suffered. See Doc Walker, page 3


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