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Exhibitors prepare for 62nd annual fair
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TRINITY – With the Trinity Community Fair is less than a month away, area residents are getting their animals ready to show and floats are being planned to reflect the theme of “The 62nd Trinity Community Fair Salutes Texas Independence, 1836 – 2011” in honor of the 175th anniversary of the Lone Star State. The last free fair in Texas, the event will be held Sept. 23-24 in and around the Trinity Community Center off Highway 19 South in Trinity. Vendors also are lining up to offer their wares but there are still a few spaces left, both inside and out. Favorite fair food vendors, from funnel cakes to fajitas, have already been chosen but if a business or non-profit organization has something exotic to offer, they should call Julia McMichael at 936-355-6402 to see if there is a place for them. There’s still time for everyone to join the fun and show off their skills in the following categories: • NEEDLECRAFT & SEWING (hand or machine), • HORTICULTURE (African violets, begonias, ferns, ivies, succulents, miscellaneous), • APPLIED ARTS, CRAFTS AND COLLECTIBLES (including but not limited to photography, calligraphy, pottery (hand built and thrown), glass etching, silhouettes (drawn and applied), wood carvings, china/porcelain painting, tin/metal art, sculpture, candle-making, tole painting, kits by number, block printing, computer art, air brush art, mosaics, ceramics), • FINE ARTS (oil, pastels, pen & ink, pencil sketches, water color,) • HOME BAKING (breads, pies & pastries, cakes & cookies, miscellaneous), • HOME CANNING (vegetables, pickles and relishes, fruit, preserves and jellies, meats), and • PRODUCE (vegetables, fresh fruit, miscellaneous). Exhibits may be delivered Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-9 p.m. or Friday, Sept.23, from 8-9 a.m. While there is no entry fee to participate, all exhibitors will be required to fill out an entry form for each item exhibited. These forms will be available in the Exhibit Hall. Rules for the fair include: 1. Exhibits must bear the name of the person who made the item and age category (Child - under 12, Youth - 12 to 18, Adult). If exhibited by someone else it must also bear his or her name. 2. Exhibits may be entered in ONLY ONE Trinity Community Fair. 3. Exhibits will be judged Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. 4. Ribbons will be awarded to all entries. Blue ribbons for first place, red for second, white for third and yellow for fourth. Tri-Color will be presented to the outstanding entries. 5. All entries will be picked up Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. 6. The Trinity Community Fair Association will exercise reasonable care of all entries, but assumes no liability for loss or damage by fire, theft or accident. Complete Rules are available on the website at www.trinitycommunityfair.com. The Fair Board would like to remind livestock buyers that interested parties can register prior to the auction during the Buyer’s Reception scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Payment for the animal (cash, check or letter of credit from their bank) is expected immediately after the auction. If any buyer would like to add-on to a certain child’s project prior to the auction, that can be handled at the Buyer’s Reception or can be mailed in advance to TCFA, PO Box 2664, Trinity, TX 75862. Buyers also need to be prepared to notify TCFA of the disposition of the animal at time of the sale. All animals are expected to be picked up on Sunday, Sept. 25 between 7-8 a.m. Any buyer who plans to donate an animal to a club (4H, FFA, Boys & Girls, Safe House, etc) will need to have a representative on hand for disposition. For any questions about the fair, check the website, ask on Facebook or call the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 594-3856.