My Story – Lorna McPherson
October 28th 2020
To: Fort Edmonton Foundation – Re: “Light The Midway
My father spoke of seeing the Fort building when he arrived in Edmonton in 1892, and observing them being torn down many years later. I remember going to the Midway at the Exhibition with much anticipation, starting in the mid-1930s. A highlight of the summer holidays. I loved the excitement of the rides, the calls of the carnies to play their games, and the crowds enjoying special food treats.
With these things in mind, I hope that my three great grand children can share such delights at Fort Edmonton Park and the re-envisioned Midway. I’m sending my cheque for $150.00 to purchase three lightbulbs – one for each of them.
Good wishes for a successful campaign.