Fair ambassador visits local schools

Arthur’s Fall Fair ambassador recently went back to school, this time to tell students about Arthur’s fair and what to look forward to.

On June 18 and 19, Kristen Allsop attended Arthur and  Kenilworth Public Schools and St. John’s Catholic School to promote the Arthur Fall Fair.

She told students about the kick off beef barbecue on Sept. 10, the parade on Sept. 11, followed by the variety show, am­bassador competition and cake auction.

Allsop described the 4-H, horse, and pet shows, lawn tractor pull, and parade.  Some new attractions this year include Puppets Elora, finding prizes in pails of Jell-O, a blacksmith, and rope maker.

A question in almost every classroom was about the midway, and she said the Looney Toonie day is now on Sunday instead of Thursday night.  That means everyone can ride and then come and cheer on local ambassador contestants.

Allsop said, “Going to the schools in our area is important to the future of our fairs. Students are what will keep our fairs alive for generations to come and getting them excited and involved now is the key to our success.”

For more information about the Arthur Fall Fair pick up a copy of the fair book at Walsh’s Pharmacy or the library in Arthur.