Wednesday, 05 September 2012 15:33

Burstall ready for annual fall fair activities

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This weekend, a group of Burstall and area citizens plan on showing that country matters as the Burstall and District 31st Annual Old-Fashioned Fall Fair goes Sept. 8-9 in different locations across Burstall including the community hall.

Dr. Shane Andrus, one of the main organizers noted the community is buzzing with anticipation. A lot of work and planning has gone into the event and Andrus notes it will show come this weekend.
“Sheriffs, deputies, and volunteer helpers are busy making final preparations for the Burstall and District Fall Fair. We are excited to welcome area visitors to the Fair,” explained Andrus. “Last year, we had over 500 people attend the Fair. Early estimates are the 2012 Fair could see over 750 if the weather co-operates. People are excited for the homemade food, live local entertainment, parade, art and student Exhibits, and on and on. (Sept.1) we had confirmation that Medalta Potteries will be on-site with live demonstrations.”
Besides a garage sale, homemade German food, running Model T cars, the Antique Road Show, vendor tables, displays and children’s activities including a bouncy castle, fire truck rides and an obstacle course, the community will be demonstrating its civic pride with a Civic Award Ceremony.
“At the Civic Award Ceremony, there will be 13 awards granted. All are worthy of the honour. Mr. David Anderson, MP, and Acting Mayor Terry Volk will present the awards personally. It is very important that we honour individuals like Bill Albrecht, as Citizen of the Year,” explained Andrus. “Bill has dedicated his personal and professional life to the betterment of the community. He served as our school principal for many years, gave volunteer leadership in community organizations, and has been an inspiration to all. He, and all those receiving awards, deserve the recognition and encouragement. We take pride in them.”
Everything gets underway at noon both days.

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