The Summerland Fall Fair held an annual membership drive at Nesters Market on Saturday. Pat Cybak signs up as a member with Fall Fair president Cindy Nelson. In the back row are Fall Fair directors Ray Davis

Summerland Fall Fair holds membership drive

The Summerland Fall Fair board of directors held their annual membership drive at Nesters Market on Saturday.

  • Aug. 14, 2013 8:00 a.m.

The Summerland Fall Fair board of directors held their annual membership drive at Nesters Market on Saturday.

The goal was to renew memberships, recruit new members and promote the upcoming fair, now celebrating its 104th year.

Membership is annual, and cannot be carried over from year to year. Two types of membership were offered for the $2 price, one being a supportive membership, the other being an active membership. Having a supportive role means one would want to see the fair keep going. Having an active role would mean one would be available to work at the fair as a volunteer.

“We try to find a job that suits the volunteer, because if you have a happy volunteer, they will bring more volunteers and they will stay with it,” said past president Connie Davis.

She added that in order to keep the fair going it is necessary to seek out government funding and grants.

“We get equivalent funding for the membership base, so we are trying to build it up.” She also said, “We are trying to get a little more exposure, be a face in the community.”

Another drive will be held at the IGA on Aug. 24.

The Summerland Fall Fair will be held this year on Sept. 14 and 15 at the Summerland Curling Club.

For more information visit www.summerlandfallfair.com.

 

Just Posted

Penny has been found!

Carolyn Hawkins located the missing pooch in the Uplands Court area of Penticton

Introducing the 2018 Blossom Pageant contestants

The candidates will make their first public appearance at the Summerland Festival of Lights

Rural recreation tax, priority for Penticton

Three Penticton regional district reps want a way to tax rural areas for recreation services

Grow your family tree at the library

There is a book in the library that I want to read.… Continue reading

Hockey team gets behind Movember

Summerland bantam team supporting men’s health cause

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

South region forestry workers nearly in legal strike position

Talks broke down between USW and IFLRA, resulting in booking out of provincial mediator

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Most Read