Organizers: Weather won’t dampen fair’s fun

Exhibiting the kind of resilience that would make their forebears proud, organizers of the 91st Annual Unionville Community Fair have a message for prospective attendees: The fair will go on.

Organizers of the 2015 Unionville Community Fair say the fair doesn't need fair skies to entertain visitors.

Organizers of the 2015 Unionville Community Fair say the fair doesn't need fair skies to entertain visitors.

Danielle Chamberlain, the fair’s president, said Mother Nature’s fury necessitated a bunch of cancellations, but the heart of the fair does not depend on fair skies. Tents will be battened down so that blue ribbons can be displayed and community spirit will prevail.

Chamberlain said that Friday’s virtual washout managed to end on a high note with the popular lip-sync contest. “We had fewer people, but the ones who were here really had a good time,” she said.

Friday’s field trips to the fair for students were cancelled for safety reasons, Chamberlain said, adding that she hopes that will encourage more parents to bring their children over the weekend. She said she knows of at least one youngster in her neighborhood who won his first best-of-show ribbon and doesn’t realize it yet.

Chamberlain said it was disappointing that a handful of other activities, such as the parade and the debut of “Punkin Chunkin,” had to be eliminated. However, many other attractions, such as cow-milking and the Willowdale Pro Rodeo, would occur as scheduled.

She said the Kennett Area Community Service, which maintains the Kennett Food Cupboard, would be have a truck on the fairgrounds to collect donations – cereal, canned vegetables and fruit, and canned proteins like tuna or chicken are particularly needed. “That’s another reason I hope people will come out,” Chamberlain said.

The 2015 Unionville Community Fair, hosted by Landhope Farms, will be held on the fairgrounds behind the store, 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square, on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4. For a schedule of activities, visit http://www.ucfairinc.org or https://www.facebook.com/unionvillecommunityfair/timeline/.

 

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