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‘Tradition’ is theme for 60th annual fair
Trinity Standard - June 2009
TRINITY – “60 Years – A Timeless Tradition” has been chosen as the theme for the 60th Annual Trinity Community Fair and Livestock show to be held Sept. 25-26.
The annual event – the last free fair in Texas – will once again be held in and around the Trinity Community Center off Highway 19 South in Trinity.
According to fair organizers, work on the event is now underway. Ads for the annual fair program are now on sale and the brochures and schedules will be available from the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s office after the Labor Day weekend.
In addition, applications for food as well as arts and crafts booths have been mailed to past entrants. Those wishing to rent a booth space but have not received an application may contact Julia McMichael at (936) 537-5219 for information and an application.
McMichael noted that while outside booth locations are plentiful, booths located inside the community center are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
She noted that in addition to the inside booths, the community center will again contain the competition exhibits which continue to grow each year.
McMichael noted that those entering the competitive exhibits are asked to bring their entries to the community center on Thursday, Sept. 24. No entries will be accepted after 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. There is no charge to enter an item.
Entries will be judged on Friday mornings, during which the community center will be closed to visitors.
Some of the competitive categories include baked goods, horticulture, photography, fine arts, home canning, needlepoint, sewing and quilting.
The traditional carnival will arrive in Trinity on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22-23, and will open on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24. Ride bracelets will be available for $15 and will be good for only one day of rides.
Also scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, is the Trinity High School football pep rally, which will get underway at 1 p.m. on the community center grounds.
Entertainment is now being scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, on both the main stage located in front of the community center and in the pavilion located in the back.
Performances are planned by dancers, singers, storytellers as well as the presentation of the annual Fair Queen Contest and the Little Miss September Pageant.
A petting zoo, pets on parade event and some new surprises also are being planned.
The main entertainment acts will be announced later this month.
One of the big events at each fair is the parade held through downtown. This year the event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The Trinity Community Fair Board has extended an invitation to anyone born during the last week of September 1949 to come forward and serve as the grand marshal for the 2009 fair parade.
Entry into the parade is free and those wishing to place a float or car into the lineup is asked to call Kim Wheeless at (936) 594-3507 or Buddy Johnson at 662-4175.
Additional details about the 60th fair will be published in The Trinity Standard as they are announced.