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CHATTER: Meet and greet at the fall fair (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · No Comments

If it’s the first Sunday after Labour Day, it must be time for fun at the fair. On September 9 from noon to 6 p.m., residents of Harbord Village will be out in full force for music, socializing, and a silent auction at its annual fall fair in Margaret Fairley Park. Refreshments like burgers, soft drinks, and wine will be available for 50 cents to $5, depending on the item.

Now in its 26th year, the fair was first held in 1992 by the Sussex Ulster Residents’ Association, a precursor to the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA), which now organizes the event. It’s only had to be cancelled twice for rain since then.

“The real gift is to see our neighbours greeting, meeting each other, and chatting, getting along. There are no arguments or discussion about politics, there are kids running around with more freedom than they are allowed to at home,” said Rory Gus Sinclair, former HVRA president and the association’s fall fair co-chair. He added that organizing the event is very much a team effort, with volunteers handling even the smallest of tasks before, during, and after the event.

—Temi Dada/Gleaner News

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