The people who work the Hydro Free Fair put in a lot of hours getting the midway, exhibition hall, fair barns, rodeo arena, and grounds ready for visitors. Usually we have a get-together a week or two after the Fair. But by then, school is in full swing and sports are going on and a lot of the volunteers miss out on the reward. Not to mention that we’re kinda tired of seeing each other (and Charlie).
This year we tried something different. Charlie got us together at the Masons hut on the fairgrounds a month before the Fair for a leisurely evening. For July, it wasn’t too hot and didn’t have too many mosquitoes. Charlie returned thanks for the dedication of the voluteers. Mike Woods (husband of Mona) made delicious chopped pull-pork sandwiches that were served by Lanny, Viola, and Gerald Hamar. Mike says the Masons will be selling these pulled pork sandwiches during the Fair, so you have my word on it, you’ll want one. For dessert, we had soft-serve, courtesy of Bill and Karen Entz.
About 40 people in attendance. The names of all escape me, so you can pick some of the faces of the usual suspects out of the photo below. Just out of the picture to the right are Charlie Wieland, Darren York, Ben Warner, and Woody Kimble who did not want their photo taken.
Remember, we can always use help setting up the week prior. Just show up at the fairgrounds about 6 pm. Someone will put you to work or ask Susan at Main Street Clothing. We can always use voluteers to work a shift on the midway. Call Pendra at Bank of Hydro.
See you at the Fair this year! August 14, 15, 16.