Af­ter 35 years, Gun­son re­tir­ing from the hand­i­craft di­vi­sion

Sherbrooke Record - - CLASSIFIED - By Louise Smith

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

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