Fair was awesome

A reader sent in a tribute to the hard working volunteers who make the Roc Creek and Boundary Fair a continued success.

It is always nothing less than awesome, the contributions of time and caring, which go into making the Rock Creek Fall Fair happen, and happen in such “Boundary” style and spirit.

From people tying strings on exhibitor tags to scheduling gate volunteers, booking judges, hanging wasp traps, flagging the parking lots, cleaning stalls, shuttling sawdust, assembling tents, decorating buildings, displays, the stage; washing tables, testing sound systems, lugging tables, chairs, shelves and screens; organizing and deciding classes, writing articles, labelling envelopes; the list is massive, what efforts go into one great weekend. If there were ever one thing to learn from the Rock Creek Fall Fair, it is that every person counts.

The months ahead planning classes, discussing new ideas; the set up beforehand transforming the grounds to fit the thousands that come to tromp our fairgrounds for two days; and fulfilling the great slate of manpower needed to ensure everyone is comfortable and entertained for their stay with us; this can only be done by many, many people—people with great hearts for their community, their families, friends and livelihoods.

There was a person to secure the chinstrap for every brave mutton buster, an announcer for all show arenas, someone on hand all day at both information booths, cheerful first aid attendants, stage MCs, gate personnel from dawn till dusk, security all day and all night, kid “wranglers” for the children’s games, and on and on. Every person counts!

The weekend was beautiful and sunny, the opening ceremony was respectfully jam-packed, all the barns and buildings had steady streams of people looking, talking, petting the baby goats and guffawing at the piglets romping around their mommy, visiting—everyone wanted to see and experience what we had to offer.

The 2014 Rock Creek Fall Fair was a truly fun and fantastic fair, a great example of our communities. Thank you to everyone who pitched in. You should be nothing short of proud.