Aprons and apple crates sought for Harvest Fair

Organizers of the Harvest Fall Fair are asking community members to donate aprons and apple crates.

Organizers of the Harvest Fall Fair are asking community members to donate aprons and apple crates.

The theme of this year’s agricultural extravaganza is Aprons, Apples and Animals, says fair president Tammy Tugnum, who wants to gently borrow some of Williams Lake residents’ most cherished items for decoration.

“We’re looking for people to put on display aprons,” she says, adding the committee came up with the idea while talking about memories board members had about their grandmas’ or aunts’ aprons.

“So we thought it would be excellent as part of our decorating theme.”

Tugnum says while people may not use aprons as much as they used to, they may still have them kicking around and that they’ll elicit stories that she hopes can be attached to the apron to focus the fair’s decorating theme.

“I’m sure there’s lots of neat little stories out there about everybody growing up.

“Something they remember about being in the kitchen with a family member baking or canning or something.”

Tugnum is asking people to write their stories down and bring them, along with the apron or apple crate, to Cariboo Chevrolet. She says the items will be labelled and carefully handled over the fair weekend and returned to the owners following the event.

Anyone with questions can call Tugnum at 250-305-8403 or e-mail at t_tugnum@hotmail.com.

The deadline for aprons and apple crates is Sept. 6. The fair runs Sept. 10 and 11 at the Stampede grounds.