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Old-time fun at Waller Road Grange Fair

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on July 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm with No Comments »
July 22, 2010 2:27 pm

Of all the fairs of summer, the Waller Road Grange’s is truest to tradition.

Sunday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival at 2708 64th St. E. will serve up slices of rural life, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. an excellent chicken barbecue. Admission and parking are free.

Kids bring their pets and farm animals to win ribbons in the judging. Cooks bake their best pies. The produce and flowers brought to the contests are enough to make an aphid die of despair, knowing there are such fine gardeners so close by.

Kids love this fair, with its games and small-scale carnival fun that ensure everyone’s a winner of something. It’s a big favorite, too, with politicians strolling for votes.

The judging starts with dogs at 9 a.m., and other animals at 10:30 a.m.

At 1:30 p.m., horseshoe aces can compete for the championship trophy.

Hobbies, crafts, art, and canned and baked goods will be on display inside the grange hall all day.

The one-room Woodrow Schoolhouse will also be open to give school children a lesson in just how good they have it today.

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