The tradition continues at R&L Farms in Kinkora, PEI as the fifth annual Antique Farm Show is set for Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors are invited to roam the grounds of the potato farm, where antique farm machinery, including new equipment, trucks, tractors and cars, stationary engines, will be on display.
There will be a silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 draw and live entertainment, featuring Juliette Roberts and Roberts Academy of Dance, Olivia Roberts and Daniel McFadyen, Not All There, Katherine Gaudet and more. Greco pizza and Cavendish Farm fries will be available for purchase.
“Over the last five years the community has shown tremendous generosity to the families and organizations we’ve supported through the farm show,” said Peter Roberts, farm co-owner and event organizer. “We are looking forward to continuing this tradition as we welcome new visitors and old friends to our farm.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit an Island family and an Island health care foundation: Paizlee Rose and the Prince County Hospital (PCH) Foundation.
Paizlee Rose is the daughter of daughter of Emily McCardle and Andy Adams of Kinkora, and granddaughter of Kathy and Albert McCardle of Kinkora and Karen and Paul Adams of Summerside. She was born at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax 17 weeks earlier than expected, weighing only one pound.
She has since needed lots of medical attention during her stay in the NICU including heart surgery, ventilation machines, tube feeding, and various other treatments. She will continue to need follow up treatments, both on PEI and in Halifax.
The PCH Foundation’s Vital Signs Appeal 2018 campaign will help purchase new and replacement equipment for the hospital at a cost of more than $1.5 million, including the replacement of digital radiography equipment in the main X-Ray room.
In the event of an emergency, digital radiography can help to determine next steps when time matters most, and it is among the most valuable assets at the PCH. An estimated 60 to 80 patients are imaged daily using digital radiography at PCH and during busy times as many as 100 patients come through the department every day.
Admission to the show is by donation. The farm is located at 5529 Route 225, Kinkora.
For more information, or to make a donation, please contact Peter Roberts at 888-7278; Stevie Dawson at 315-1958; or Paulette Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org