Councillor aims for full fall fair participation

Coun. Alan Harrison told council Monday he is aiming for 100 per cent participation from city council in the Salmon Arm Fair

Alan Harrison

Fourth time lucky.

Coun. Alan Harrison told council Monday he is aiming for 100 per cent participation from city council in the Salmon Arm Fair –  in this, his fourth attempt to make it happen.

To aid him in his endeavour he brought the fall fair entry book, complete with several pages marked for reference. Of prime importance is the entry deadline, he said. Entry forms and fees have to be received by Aug. 22.

“This is where we sometimes slip up.”

He said fair office hours are extended from Aug. 4 to Aug. 22 for the convenience of entrants.

Harrison also made suggestions of suitable categories for council.

Coun. Ken Jamieson should consider the baking contest for men only, he said, noting Jamieson is a good baker.

Mayor Nancy Cooper could look to the photography section, referring to her enjoyment of it. He also pointed to a new category in this section – selfies.

Harrison said the vegetable section is a great one for everybody, noting there are 20 categories for tomatoes alone.

For Coun. Chad Eliason he recommended the scarecrow category.

“I know you’ve been talking about that.”

He suggested with a smile that Eliason might like to do a combination entry – the scarecrow selfie entry.

Harrison added that Eliason can always be counted on to enter something.

 

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