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Fair opens Sept. 28
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TRINITY – Five young ladies from Trinity High School will be seeking the Trinity Fair Queen’s crown next week when the 63rd annual Trinity Community Fair gets underway. The annual event – billed as the last free fair in Texas – will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, in and around the Trinity Community Center. Those entering exhibits for the fair may bring them to the community center from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Categories include home baked goods, canning, photography, horticulture, produce, arts and crafts/collectibles, fine arts, hand-made quilts, sewing and needlecraft. There is no fee to enter an item and all entries must be picked up after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be no early release of exhibits this year. The exhibit hall will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 28, while the items are being judged. Vendors may begin setting up outside booths on Thursday. Those with booths inside the exhibit hall may set up after 4 p.m. Indoor booths also may be set up on Friday morning but vendors will be limited to a short window of time from 7:30-9 a.m. Vendors are being asked not to take down booths until 9 p.m. Saturday. The queen’s coronation this year is set for noon Saturday in the community center’s pavilion. The candidates, all THS seniors, include Abbey Weaver, Laci Emmons, Bailey Kennedy Stout, Katy Beth Clopton and Amy Pyle. Weaver, who will be representing the Trinity High School Yearbook Staff, is the daughter of Bill and Pam Weaver. She is an active member and leader of many school clubs and organizations. She would also like to wish the best of luck to all of this year's talented and hardworking exhibitors. Emmons, the Trinity 4-H Club representative, is the daughter of Sheila Lovell. She currently is the president of Trinity 4-H chapter and has exhibited rabbits in the fair for almost nine years. Stout, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) representative, is the daughter of Shawn and Tally Jo Stout. She is a member of the Trinity Fellowship Church and will be showing a pen of fryers in the livestock show. She is involved in many clubs and sports in THS and said she is more than ready for the fair and encourages everyone to join in on the "good times at the Trinity Community Fair". Clopton, the representative of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a member of the Beta Club and varsity cheerleading squad. She also serves as the FFA treasurer, senior class secretary, FCCLA state officer and UIL finalist. She expressed her thanks to those who made this opportunity possible and wishes her fellow candidates good luck. Pyle, the THS Beta Club representative, is the daughter of Audrey O'Berry. She participates in sports and this year she is showing a lamb in the fair. She wishes all fair participants "good luck" and hopes to see as many area residents as possible celebrating good times at the fair. Duchesses representing the other THS classes will include junior Laura Lopez, sophomore Ibeth Caceres and freshman Andrea Diaz. A full schedule of events during the fair will appear in the Sept. 27 edition of the Trinity Standard. In addition, copies of the annual fair catalog will be available at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce booth inside the fair exhibit hall.