Fall fair un­der new lead­er­ship

New events and ac­tiv­i­ties added to an­nual Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Agri­cul­ture and Home Crafts Fair

The Compass - - NEWS -

Changes are com­ing to the 56th an­nual Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Agri­cul­ture and Home Crafts fair held at the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace Sept. 18-21.

In ad­di­tion to a host of new ac­tiv­i­ties, there is a change in lead­er­ship. With­out a man­ager for the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium, and a num­ber of for­mer com­mit­tee mem­bers leav­ing, a new group of vol­un­teers stepped in to en­sure the fair con­tin­ued.

Har­bour Grace Coun. Kathy Tet­ford, the town’s fall fair li­ai­son, and res­i­dent Jean Haire took on the role of co-chairs to help or­ga­nize the tra­di­tional event, but also present some new and up­dated ac­tiv­i­ties through­out.

The new com­mit­tee, which con­sists of Haire, Tet­ford, Pamela Whe­lan, Sab­rina Jenk­ins, Melissa Jenk­ins, Dave Reg­u­lar, Derek Ash, Sharon Bavis, Melissa O’Keefe, Bud Chafe and David Mur­phy, have been meet­ing reg­u­larly to en­sure the show would go on.

Not only will it go on, there are many ad­di­tions to this year’s event that have never been seen be­fore.

Changes

Af­ter con­sid­er­ing some dis­cus­sions from for­mer fair-go­ers, the com­mit­tee made some big de­ci­sions, in­clud­ing adding a sec­ond en­trance to the fair. Tra­di­tion­ally, the main en­trance has been the only point of en­try.

This was to of­fer those who may want to see the booths and dis­plays in­side a more con­ve­nient en­trance.

The park­ing lot en­trance will still be avail­able for those who wish to take part in the rides and games of­fered by Thomas Amuse­ments, or any­one else who would like to use it.

There will be some event changes as well this year.

The an­nual pa­rade will re­turn af­ter a short hia­tus, and the group is call­ing out to all com­mu­ni­ties in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion to par­tic­i­pate. Stu­dents, or­ga­ni­za­tions, busi­nesses and any­one can take part in the pa­rade.

Non-per­ish­able food items will also be col­lected along the route. Do­na­tions can also be made in­side the sta­dium through­out the four­day event.

Con­certs

Two con­cert an­nounce­ments have also been made, with a singing com­pe­ti­tion on the Fri­day (Sept. 19) night called, “Solo Sen­sa­tion.”

In ad­di­tion, the con­test win­ners will par­tic­i­pate in the open­ing and dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion of the Abbey Road con­cert tak­ing place Satur­day (Sept. 20) night. This will be the first time in re­cent years the sta­dium will hold an all ages show with a 19plus area.

Ar­guably, the big­gest change this year is the prize draws as some ma­jor prizes are up for grabs, which have not yet been an­nounced, to fair go­ers.

Bal­lots will go to any­one who at­tends the fair, and the draws will be done on Sun­day, Sept. 21 dur­ing the Miss New­found­land and Labrador pageant. Win­ners must be in­side the sta­dium to ac­cept their prizes.

But the com­mit­tee as­sures there will still be plenty of tra­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties, like Thomas Amuse­ments, live an­i­mals, veg­etable and fruit awards and plenty of home crafts.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Nancy or Lisa at the Town of Har­bour Grace at 596-3631.

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