Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
OPINION Dufferin scores
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Jul 2006, p. 6

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Kudos to Dufferin Aggregates for stepping forward and presenting a $200,000 cheque to the Acton Agricultural Society's (AAS) It's More Than Fair Campaign. AAS has ambitious plans to build a multi-use facility that will house the Acton Fall Fair in September and serve as a venue for other community events in the rest of the year. Most important, its chief tenants will be the Acton and Georgetown Soccer Clubs to provide indoor soccer in the winter. Soccer, as evidenced by the enthusiasm for the World Cup, is a growing sport and AAS has taken the ball and scored with their idea to combine their need with the soccer clubs'. Dufferin Aggregates's combined cash and in kind donation in materials will go a long way to making this multi-use facility a reality. According to Campaign co-chair Brent Marshall the goal is to raise $750,000 by the end of the year, but the immediate goal is to raise $350,000, so that construction can begin and indoor soccer can kick off in early 2007. "Dufferin Aggregates has gotten our campaign off to a tremendous start," said Marshall. "We really appreciate their support and the leadership they have shown in giving back to the community. We're confident that as other follow their example we will meet our goal of $750,000 by the end of the year." AAS has been struggling for close to 10 years without the building during its annual fair days, but the 90-year-old group-- this year's Acton Citizen of the Year-- has never lost its determination in seeing a new building built to replace the demolished old Acton arena. The fundraising campaign gets into high gear this summer and we hope that other companies will take heed and run with the ball towards the goal.

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7 Jul 2006
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Marshall, Brent
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OPINION Dufferin scores