No matter how much planning the fair board does through the year, we could not manage without the volunteers who say "yes" when we call. It truly lifts our spirits when we make those calls and we hear "yes."
We had submitted a letter to the editor asking for help in setting up the fair. The response was amazing. The volunteers all worked so hard even though the temperature did not make it easy. Your help made such a difference to us and we couldn't have done it without you. We truly needed each of you and appreciate you.
Every year we hear a lot of suggestions about how things could be improved - some are possible and others are not. We do look at the suggestions and discuss them at length but have to consider how they affect the entire fair and not just one aspect of it. It is always our intent to make things better each year so the fair can be enjoyed by all.
We have two of our members who are retiring from the fair board this year and so we will be facing some new challenges for the next Rutabaga Fair & Festival. We are always looking for new members to come with new and fresh ideas.
The next fair board meeting is November 12, 2013, 6:00pm at the Askov Community Center. We have begun planning the 2014 festival and we wou