Announcer Michelle (Ball) LaPlace (left) presents the grand aggregate trophy to Mary Telfer.

Announcer Michelle (Ball) LaPlace (left) presents the grand aggregate trophy to Mary Telfer.

Grand aggregate winner encourages fair entries

This year’s Williams Lake Harvest Fair grand aggregate winner Mary Telfer encourages everyone to put a little something in the fair.

This year’s Williams Lake Harvest Fair grand aggregate winner Mary Telfer encourages everyone to put a little something in the fair each year.

“If I can do it anyone can do it,” says Telfer, who is now retired from farm life and on a city lot.

Telfer entered every one of the exhibit hall categories available to her except quilting but plans to enter that category as well next year.

That meant entering 180 items in categories including vegetables, flowers, wine, needlework, seniors, arts and crafts,  “lots of canning,” farm and field, photography, etc. There are lots of categories to enter and win prizes and in some cases cash prizes.

“Now everyone says I have to do quilting next year as well,” says Telfer who wore a T-shirt that she had quilted a decoration on for the fair Sunday.

She says people don’t have to enter as many entries as she does to have the fun participating in the fair.

Many first-, second- and third-place ribbons were awarded by the judges.

High point winners were presented with gift baskets put together by local businesses and announced by fair officials as follows:

Cut Flowers: Cheryl Procter.

Floral Art: Patti Wyborn.

Potted Plants: Vonna Underhill.

Vegetables: Mary Telfer.

Canning: Mary Telfer.

Baking: Mary Telfer.

Quilting: Elaine Watt.

Seniors: Mary Telfer.

Pre-Junior Division: Hailey Shellock.

Junior Division: Emily Hutchison.

Intermediate Division: Madigan Riplinger.

Senior Division: Mackenzie Magnowski.

Door prize winners were H. Rickert; Elaine Johnson, Natasha Lewis; Vanessa Billyboy.

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