The 37th annual Horsefly Fall Fair was a resounding success.
Thanks to great organization by the combined efforts of the fall fair association executives Gigi Krumsiek, Lil Manuel, and Kris Kenny, and the directors Robi Campbell, Maureen Chappell, Ellie Seelhof, Kristen Walker, Sandy McNie, Paul Hearsey, and MaryLou Barker everything ran like clockwork.
Bud and Sandy Weir, with daughter Kim, were on hand with their team of matched Suffolk Punch horses, Wrangler and Levi, two of only 25 in British Columbia.
They gave free wagon rides to anyone who wanted one, and were busy all the time they were here.
Bud and Sandy own the Cariboo Carriage business on Spokin Lake Road, and we are indebted to them for their time and efforts.
Because of the 4-H Club annual sale in Williams Lake, the livestock exhibition wasn’t heavily represented, but the lack of quantity was made up by quality.
There were some fine goats, dogs, horses, and other pets represented.
The first order of business for the fair was the announcement by John Hollan, president of the Horsefly Community Club, of the Horsefly Citizen of the Year.
This year we had a tie between two well-deserved recipients, Chris Gruhs and Frank Wijma.
It is unbelievable considering the cold spring and late start on the growing season how much fine produce was displayed by the local gardeners.
Among the different categories of competition the same names kept cropping up.
Sharon Godfrey took top produce honours.
Gigi Krumsiek took the flower power honours.
Lori Morhart was big in preserves and baking.
Robi Campbell took honours in photography and produce.
Maureen Chappell took honours in the quilting category.
Corrine Stromsten took some portrait honours.
Sue Goglin and Kristina Mary took prizes in other categories related to baking, as well as Lori Morhart and Vickie Windeler.
Best of show in the wine category went to Bruce MacLeod.
All in all it was a fine fair, and I am already looking forward to next year.