Vivian ChuiOmineca Express
More participants in the fall fair can still mean more space in the exhibition building, says new chairperson for the division.
“People enjoyed the openness, even though we have more entries,” said Gloria Daley, who has redesigned the building’s layout this year.
The submissions for some categories have doubled, maybe due to preparation as well as the earlier summer this year.
“We’ve started earlier in getting the building ready, people were reminded earlier.” said Daley. “All the fruits and vegetables were more ripe, just because of the weather.”
However, she added, the entries for flowers were also lower with the earlier blossoming this year.
New to the fair, Daley looks to prepare five-year and 10-year plans for the building, including a photography gallery in the future.
“Just to make it something Vanderhoof can be proud to present to the world,” she said.
For the 50th anniversary, the committee will start with getting a vintage ‘66 van and gathering input from students in schools.
Youth 14-15 Mykenzie Albertson
Home Preserves Geraldine Pritchard
Jr. 10-11 Clara Yoder
Scrapbooking Becca Rodts
Agriculture Melissa Albertson
Handicrafts and Arts Jason Carr
Quilting Lesley Chaisson
Needlework Violet Milos
Photography Dennis Parfitt
Flowers Becca Rodts
Beverages Muriel Ens
Garden Produce Edward Poole
Home Baking Becca Rodts
Youth 12-13 Andrea Hartwig
Youth 16-17 Mikayla Triggs
Pre-school 2-3 Erikka Albertson
Pre-school 4-5 Dawson Robertson
Jr. 8-9 Graham Yoder
Jr. 6-7 Macey Robertson
Overall exhibit building high point winner was 7-year-old Macey Robertson.