Up­com­ing an­nual Burstall fall fair to raise money for lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Burstall - BY AN­DREA CAROL

If you are look­ing to es­cape the hum­drum drone of sum­mer hol­i­days and are look­ing for some­thing new and fun to do with the fam­ily, check out the Burstall and District Fall Fair com­ing this Septem­ber 8-9.

Com­ing into the fair’s 37th year, the com­mu­nity of Burstall has cer­tainly grown some Saskatchew­an roots.

With a pop­u­la­tion of less than 500 peo­ple, the an­nual event brings for­ward some fan­tas­tic ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic and cui­sine to the ta­ble: Ger­man Cui­sine, Arts and Crafts Gallery, Live Mu­sic, Face Paint­ing, Bouncy Castle, Fish Pond, Wagon Rides, Fire Truck Rides, Train/bar­rel Rides, Ven­dors, Draws and so much more. The event draws around 400 peo­ple to over the course of the weekend and re­quires the help of thirty vol­un­teers to pull it off.

“We ex­pect be­tween 300-500 peo­ple over the weekend. We start off with a pa­rade on the 8th at 11 o’clock. That’s get­ting big­ger and bet­ter as peo­ple get used to it and we get more and more en­tries every year. It’s get­ting to the point now where we ac­tu­ally have peo­ple lined up on the street in chairs so that is pretty cool for Burstall,” ex­plained Colleen Bod­nar­chuk, Chair­per­son of the Burstall & District Fall Fair Com­mit­tee.

“At the Com­mu­nity Hall we have our Ger­man food; per­o­gies, sausage, cab­bage rolls - that kind of food. On Satur­day, there is a silent auc­tion.”

The Fea­tured Event is Per­sonal Wood Carv­ings by Ma­rina Cole. Cole is tak­ing pre-or­ders on per­sonal com­mis­sions and will carve them for your en­ter­tain­ment.

Cole will be on-sight on Satur­day and will not dis­ap­point with her tal­ented wood carv­ing.

The Burstall & District Fall Fair is a pop­u­lar fundraiser that al­lows the com­mu­nity to main­tain their fa­cil­i­ties and ameni­ties through­out the year.

“I got our theme from the Zac Brown Band song, ‘Roots’. So our theme is “Our Roots Keep Us Grounded,” said Bod­nar­chuk. “It’s a ma­jor fundraiser for our town. Most of it goes to the swim­ming pool be­cause that is one of the fa­cil­i­ties we are try­ing to keep alive. It needs money. The rest is split be­tween our other fa­cil­i­ties in town.”

Ad­mis­sion to the event is ex­tremely rea­son­able and fam­ily-friendly.

If you would like to have a ven­dor ta­ble, please call 403-502-1179 to reg­is­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion about the fair or to pre-or­der a Ma­rina Cole wood carv­ing, call Colleen Bod­nar­chuk at 403928-6103.

You can find the event page on Face­book at https://www.face­book. com/groups/fall­fair2011/.

Photo con­trib­uted

The Burstall Fall Fair's pa­rade is a pop­u­lar por­tion of the weekend's fes­tiv­i­ties.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.