This will be the 65th year that the North Thompson Fall Fair has been held, and organizers are working hard to catalogue and scrapbook its history.
Over the years the organization has created a large number of scrapbooks filled with photographs of each event. There are photos of the parades, the pageant, the rodeo, the kids, the visitors, the entertainers, the animals, and people having fun all over the fairgrounds.
There are also behind-the-scenes photos of work bees, meetings, awards, individuals, and photographs of events at the fairgrounds held throughout the years.
A number of boxes with photographs and newspaper clippings that have sat in storage for many years are currently being placed into albums and scrapbooks, and the lady doing the compilation says she has time to lay down more if she had the photographs to do it with.
If there are any folks out there who might have unwanted photographs from past years of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, photos from the association’s events or noteworthy moments, or even old catalogues and programs that are still in good condition from years prior to 2000 the organization would love to have them.
If you might have some photos or items you would consider donating to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, you can drop them off at the North Thompon Star/Journal office in Barriere, or call Jill at 250-319-8023, or wait until the Fall Fair office opens next to the IDA Pharmacy in Barriere on Aug. 5, and drop them off there.
All of the photo albums and scrapbooks will be on display in the North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall during the fair this year. Everyone is invited to take a moment to stop by, sit down with a scrapbook, and see how many folks you can identify who are pictured attending the fall fairs of the past. You might be surprised who you will find in these pictures from days gone by.