2015 Sooke Fall Fair plans in the works

Some updates and announcements of what will be going on during this year's fair

The Sooke Fall Fair planning is well under way and this year we are encouraging our communities to take responsibility for their soil by keeping garbage out of the landfills, keeping their landscapes and ditches clear of garbage, and being creative in reusing and recycling in various ways. These include ways to use your food so there is zero waste, whether it be stew, shepherd’s pie, soup, compost or food for  your chickens and other animals you may have.

We are encouraging folks to sew  using recycled fabrics or update or recreate new styles with secondhand or just plain tired clothing. Put your creative mind to work.

There are great opportunities here to use your compost to grow the largest pumpkin, zucchini, or sunflower. You choose and enjoy great prizes.

We are also embracing light which includes not only the warmth, growing and glowing of the sun but also technology. With this in mind there will be opportunity for youth in the “Science Center” at the fall fair this year. We are also looking at having solar car races (toys of course).

We at the fall fair have always been a conscientious group with great care to reuse and recycle. We no longer use throw away plates and cups and we compost our food waste and recycle when needed.

Watch for our catalogue with many more opportunities to try out your skills.

We look forward to seeing you at the fair. Dig out some of your favourite recipes or look through some of your old family recipe books and research how families used up leftovers in creative ways and look at submitting your recipe at the fair.

We are also looking for someone to head up our art section. Our outgoing section head is more than willing to train and help out the newcomer.

Ellen Lewers

President

Sooke Fall Fair