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Art show marks farm’s 100th anniversary

Maggie Simpson, Dinny Robertson, Shirley Lowes and Dianna Ponting are holding an art show this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sloggett farm in Bradner.  - Submitted photo
Maggie Simpson, Dinny Robertson, Shirley Lowes and Dianna Ponting are holding an art show this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sloggett farm in Bradner.
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An art show this weekend celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sloggett farm in the Bradner area of Abbotsford.

The Sloggetts purchased the land in Bradner when logging was finished, then referred to as a stump farm.

They have worked the land for 100 years – in the early years to supply their food, including cows for milk products; beef, chickens, pigs and wild game for meat; and a huge garden for vegetables, fruit and flowers.

Owner Fred later began a trucking business hauling local milk to the dairy, and Marie continued with farming. She was a regular exhibitor at the fall fair and both were very involved in the community.

After many years raising beef, the land is now the Sloggett tree farm.

Maggie Simpson, Dinny Robertson, Shirley Lowes and Dianna Ponting are products of the Sloggett farm along with other artistic sisters, brothers, their mother, grandparents and great-aunts.

The celebration art show takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location is Ponting’s Vanishing Heritage Studio Gallery at 28552 58 Ave. in Abbotsford.

For more information, call 604-856-2063.

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