Beacon Magazine - August 2011

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Fall Fair 2010 - Sheena McCorquodale photo

IT’S FALL FAIR TIME! ~ submitted


re you counting the days until Lighthouse Country has their 41st Annual Fall Fair on Saturday, September 3rd? We (The Bow Horne Bay Community Club) are and we can’t wait for it! Much planning and organizing has been happening over the past year to make this one the biggest and the best ever Fall Fair. It’s the “Fruits of Our Labours” and we want you and your families to take part in joining us and sharing in the fun. We are looking for a record number of entries in all the Home Arts Categories such as: painting, wine-making, canning, baking (yummy!), floral (don’t let the deer eat it beforehand!), veggies (they are soooo good for you!) hobbies (wonderful Lego), sewing and crafts, woodworking and many, many, many more categories. There is something for all ages. Check out our Fall Fair Entries and Exhibit Guide found in local businesses or on-line ( for the full list of categories so you can be ready to submit your amazing creations. Entrance to the Fair and all the attractions are FREE for children under 12. We want to thank all our local businesses, found in our Guide, for helping us by providing donations throughout the year to enable us to make this a fun, family event. Without you we couldn’t do this and we encourage all of our community to support our local businesses. Again this year we have our new and updated Outdoor Main Stage to showcase our local talent throughout the day. Bardo, the handsome glove-trained owl, courtesy of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is back. Who can resist those eyes? Joining him will be the CRK9FX dog team demonstrating the AMAZING sport of Flyball and Agility. As well, look for the 4 Cats Art Studio in the Kids Zone. For a slightly slower pace, one can wander through and dream of other times while gazing fondly on cars supplied by the British Car Club. We’ve got the Bouncy Castle, petting zoo, pony rides, various organized games and activities – all kinds of ongoing free entertainment for kids. Once the Official Opening happens, we start the entertainment and then the activities begin with a pet and bike parade. In the Indoor Artisans Hall, artists and crafters will be showcasing their work for you to enjoy and/or purchase. The previously judged submissions will be on proud display for all to see and admire. Bring some change to join in the fun in the annual cake walks, raffles and tantalizing silent auction. We’re working on a few more extra special surprises to make this a special day to remember. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! And, in closing, we’d like to offer a very special thank you to all our volunteers because without you, we wouldn’t be having a Fair. Enjoy the “Fruits of Your Labours.” ~

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