Free shuttle offers rides to Agassiz fairgrounds

Prospera Credit Union sponsors free shuttle

For the first time ever, a free shuttle is being offered to and from the Agassiz Fall Fair.

The shuttle will run between two churches on Morrow Road and the fairgrounds. Parking will be available at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church.

Fair Director Ken Schwaerzle says he hopes people will use the shuttle, as it could help cut down on the traffic in town during the busiest times of the fair, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It will also cut down on the number of vehicles trying to find parking along Pioneer Avenue at the train tracks.

“Some people, including myself, hate to park along the way when it’s so close,” Schwaerzle says.

For others, the walk to the fairgrounds may be too far from home.

“But grabbing a shuttle will be easier,” he says, with the added bonus of being dropped off right at the fair’s main entrance. “It will be easier for some people to just walk out to Morrow Road and get on the shuttle there.”

The shuttle was an idea put forward by Sylvia Pranger, emcee for the fair’s entertainment on stage this year. She is also board director at Prospera Credit Union, who is sponsoring the shuttle.

“It was a very nice offer put forward by the Credit Union,” Schwaerzle says.

Pranger says the idea came up when a member had mentioned she had trouble getting her husband, who can’t walk well, to and from the fair last year.

If the shuttle is popular, the committee in charge will consider offering it again in years to come.

There is no cost to ride the shuttle, which will be making its rounds between the Morrow Road churches and the fair on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information, call 604-796-3246.

 

 

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