After 35 years, Gunson retiring from the handicraft division
Nancy Gunson has been involved in the handicraft division of Brome Fair for 35 years. Her earliest memories of Brome Fair are of her being a child interested in horses. She used to lead ponies into the pony barn that doesn’t exist anymore. One year she was asked to ride a pony in a class at Brome Fair and that cemented her involvement in fair.
Her involvement in handicraft started when she and her husband, Murray Gunson, were living in St. Armand. She decided to enter some of her handicraft work and she got her two children involved too. One year Shirley Clarkson asked her to join the Handicraft Committee in 1972.
Nancy has been the president of the Handicraft Committee since 2000. She has been on the board of directors four times for a total of 16 years. She has seen many changes over the years.
Some of her best handicraft memories include winning the Grand Championship red ribbon six years in a row. She has enjoyed her experience on the committee and working with all its members. She has found it to be a pleasure to serve all these years but a form of fibromyalgia has made it that she is no longer able to do the physical work. Nancy is passing on the baton to Linda Allen and she wishes her continued success in years to come.
PHOTOS BY LOUISE SMITH