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Pet show returning to community fair
Trinity Standard - September 2008
TRINITY – With the 59th Annual Trinity Community Fair fast approaching, organizers have announced they are bringing back an old favorite that was once a fair tradition – the pet show.
The pet show will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Fair Pavilion. Children 8 and under, who are too young to show livestock, can practice for future fairs by bringing their dog, cat or other household pet for judging by the newly elected fair queen.
All dogs must be on a leash and other pets must be properly restrained. The owners will be responsible for removing the animals from the fair grounds immediately after the judging.
The annual event will get underway on Friday, Sept. 19, in and around the Trinity Community Center off Highway 19 South. Known as one of the last free fairs in Texas, neither spectators nor those who exhibit arts and crafts, baked goods and other items are charged a fee to take part in the two-day celebration.
Many local organizations will be showing support for the fair while seeking support from the community.
The ETMC Hospital Auxiliary will again be raffling 200 pounds of meat while the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry will be offering the chance to win a new gas grill (on display in the 1st National Bank lobby) to cook it on.
The Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary, Crime Stoppers, Adult Protective Services, SAAFE House, THS cheerleaders, the PTA, Inspiration Village and more will also be on hand with information and prizes.
The Trinity Lions Club will be offering their traditional boudin and sausage on a stick, the Boys & Girls Club of Trinity will be serving barbecue and Bowen Pilgrim Church will offer fish and more.
Although the Trinity Community Fair is proud to be a local event, it has been advertised all around East Texas in newspapers and on radio and across the world on the internet. Many people come to be honorary citizens of Trinity for the weekend like Bob Sivia, the Funnel Cake Man, Iola Touchet with her giant ice cream cone, the Fajita Man from Bryan/College Station and Donald Patrick, who brings a truckload of fair food from Conroe, the bucking bronco from Zavalla and the bungee jump from Huntsville.
Local residents have noticed the large banner hanging across Highway 19 and the fair books and posters should be arriving this week.
The Trinity Community Fair Board is working hard to make this the best fair yet. Buddy Johnson, president of the Trinity Community Fair Association said, “I know everyone looks forward to the fair as much as we do and we are proud to continue this Trinity tradition with one of the last free fairs in Texas. It is definitely ‘Our Brand of Fun.’ ”