It was an exciting and busy -- and as usual, hot -- time at the fair this year. The “Fairtime Fiesta” theme centered on the culture of our local Latinx community. As the theme suggested, there seemed to be a party going on throughout the fairgrounds, although the extreme heat slowed most people down in the hottest part of the afternoon.
Our fair booth asked our visitors to select their favorite outdoor activities from a range of provided options. We found that the most popular activities were fishing, hiking/wild flower viewing and rafting.
The fair gave our staff and volunteers the opportunity to speak with interested folks about our organization and what we do, as well as talk about things to do locally when they are out and about. We also gave away numerous pairs of shoelaces made from recycled soda bottles, which were quite the hit with the younger set.
Thanks to everyone who helped at the booth this year, including our Administrative Assistant Carolyn Schooley and Directors Kelsi Himmel and Will Mosgrove, who helped create the display.
If you would like to work a shift at the fair next year, please e-mail Carolyn or call her at 209-223-3508.