Houston County Courier - Local News
Stories Added - August 2009
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Its almost fair time in Trinity!
Houston County Courier - August 2009
TRINITY – Its time for area residents to start preparing their entries and making plans to take part in the 60th Annual Trinity Community Fair and Livestock Show.
With a theme of “60 Years – A Timeless Tradition”, the annual event will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26 at the Trinity Community Center off Highway 19 South in Trinity.
The sounds of animals in the livestock barn coupled with the smell of fresh baked goods in the community center will fill the air.
During the event, a new Fair Queen and a Little Miss September winner will be crowned and the annual fair parade will wind its way trough downtown Trinity to the fair grounds.
Photos and children’s activities are being planned around this year’s theme and parents who would like their children to take part in the youth art show are asked to contact Jaimie Gentry at (936) 594-7468 for information.
In addition adults will be able to display their skills in various exhibits that include fine arts, photography, machine sewing, horticulture, arts and crafts collectibles, hand sewing and needlework, produce, home canned goods and home baked goods.
For rules and regulations on the various fair exhibits, contact Gentry or call (936) 661-9717,
The indoor exhibits, which compete for awards and prizes, have continue to grow each year and space is becoming tighter and tighter, according to fair officials.
Those wishing to enter one or more items are asked to bring them to the community center on Thursday, Sept. 24, after 4 p.m. No entries will be allowed after 9 a.m. Friday, and the exhibit hall will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to noon during the judging.
As was the case since the fair first began, there is no charge to enter an item and there will be no admission charge for spectators to view the exhibits.
The annual carnival is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday, Sept. 22 or 23, and will open shortly thereafter. Although the cost of the bracelets have not yet been set, visitors to the carnival may purchase one that is good for all rides for one day.
Another tradition of the fair will be observed at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, when the Trinity High School cheerleaders host a pep rally for that night’s football game on the fair grounds. The Trinity Tigers will be hosting Shelbyville that night in a game set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
On both days of the fair, live entertainment including musical and dance performers, story tellers and children’s groups will be featured on the front stage and in the pavilion.
The featured concert on Saturday night following the livestock auction will be by the group, Leaving Town.
Other activities will include a petting zoo and a pet show and a children’s scavenger hunt sponsored by the Trinity Fair Association and the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce during the Hospitality Booth hours on Saturday.
The fair association’s board has selected a grand marshal for the 2009 Fair Parade – a mystery person who was born on Sept. 25, 1949, the date of the first fair.
The public is invited to learn the grand marshal’s identity by coming to the annual parade to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Those interested in entering a float or a car in the parade are asked to contact Kim Wheeless at (936) 661-1568 or Buddy Johnson at 662-4175.
The annual fair program ad booklet will be distributed during the week of Sept. 8 to all contributors and supporters.
Additional information about the fair will be published in upcoming editions of the Trinity Standard.