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Saturday August 6 was a grand day for the second Rally Round the Mill, raising nearly $5,500 for the mill project and attracting more participation than the first year. This despite the fact that the night before here were gale winds and one of the large tents blew down. Fortunately no damage!
The sunny weather on Saturday attracted larger crowds. This year 11 cars took part in the rally, up from two the year before; and there were 28 entries in Show & Shine, up 12 from year before.
In the road rally public race division, first place went to Team Schick/Weir, followed by The Barton Family and Team Terrific. In the corporate division, Cornerstone CU #2 placed first, Harvest Meats was second and Cornerstone CU #1 was third.
As well, 68 people toured the mill for the first public tours.
Major sponsors were Key Auto Group, Yorkton Tribal Council, Legacy Co-op, Harvest Meats, Back Forty Brewery, Parrish and Heinbecker, Sysco, Grainmillers, Gerry Weir, PCL Construction, Harvard Media, YBID and City of Yorkton.
Organizations making the events possible were the Yorkton Kinsmen Club, Yorkton Lions Club, Westland Insurance staff, Parkland Search & Rescue, Yorkton Tribal Council, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Meats, Grain Millers, Dwayne Langford of YRHS and lots of volunteers. Media sponsors were GX Radio, The Fox FM, The Rock FM, CTV, Access Communications, Yorkton This Week, UncommonSense Business Solutions and Black Ink Productions.
GX and Fox radio provided DJs as MC for the three bands: RBJ Flatlanders, Old Country Lads and Rocketbilly.
Road Rally teams were entered by Yorkton Tribal Council (Tribal Chief Isabel O'Soup and Ajay), Harvest Meats, Grain Millers, Cornerstone Credit Union, Weir/Schlick, The Cam and Susan Barton team and two teams of Petersen/Milne.