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Fair auction nets new computer

Williams Lake Harvest Fair's annual spring fundraiser boasted a wide variety of colourful flower baskets, bedding plants and more.
Jack Jacobsen (left)

There was a wide variety of colourful flower baskets, bedding plants, bushes and even trees to go along with the garden art and gardening implements on the auction block at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair’s annual spring fundraiser.

“We did extremely well,” says fair president Tammy Tugnum of the event held in the Cariboo GM service bay. “We raised just under $6,000 for the fair.”

He says the funds will help the fair to purchase a badly needed computer system.

“We are pretty excited to be coming into the 21st Century a little late but we are getting there,” Tugnum says.

The entry booklet listing all of the entry categories for the fair scheduled for September 6 and 7 is expected to be available by the third week in June, Tugnum says.

“Were pretty excited,” Tugnum says.

She says the theme this year is Bee-Lieveit or Not! and most entry categories will have a special category for entries related to bees and honey.

She says beekeeper Diane Dunaway and the local beekeepers will be organizing the special displays and activities for themed events.

The Little Britches Rodeo Finals, Cariboo Ranchers Challenge, and gymkhana will be returning this year.

However, she is  disappointed there won’t be a beef show this year because there wasn’t anyone to organize it.

However, she says they will have a beef display.

All of the categories and special events including the popular Pet Parade, categories for everything from home baking, quilting, photography, art, vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, wine, honey, small animals and much more will be returning with sections for children, adults and seniors.

The horse-drawn wagon rides will also be returning.

She says the fair has had an increase in membership but more members are needed.

To join the fun call give the fair committee a call 250-302-9310.


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