Williamstown Fair always a joy
The Editor, Congratulations to Williamstown and all those involved for putting on another fantastic Fair. As always, it was a show stopper for young and old from near and far. At the gate, one of us talked to a family from Nevada, while I talked to a couple from BC on the way to Halifax. They had read about the Fair on the net, made the day-stop and were very impressed, sporting Fair T-shirts as souvenirs.
As always, the exhibit hall was stunning with the display of flowers that greeted you on entry, followed by an overflow of entries, including some from Georgia, U.S.
Yes, my chosen sister, Laurel Hinze, entered some items, so I guess that makes it an international competition. Mostly, it was a joy to see that the children's entries were now up front and centre - and did the kids ever love that. CTV News reported 18,000 visitors by Saturday so it'll be interesting to hear the final amount. From the 4-H to the farmers' compe- titions, the kids’ rides and the food stands, the information places to enlighten those who don't know much about country living, the various horse competitions, the preparedness for emergencies and, yes, the meeting place, a.k.a. beer garden -- everything was well organized and a joy to attend. The heritage room was a very interesting addition and much appreciated by many. Congratulations, Williamstown, you've done it again!
Brigitte Loos, Williamstown