Magnus Andersson brushes the fur of a goat at last year’s Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair on Sept. 2. This year, organizers are looking for new volunteers to keep the fair alive. — NEWS File Photo

UPDATE: Bow Horne Bay club to hold rally to save fall fair

Rally rescheduled for Feb. 25 at Bowser legion hall

UPDATE: The “Save our fair” rally has been postponed until Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bowser legion.

The Bow Horne Bay Community Club (BHBCC) is holding a rally to solicit the public’s help in filling critical positions required to plan for its annual Fall Fair.

The BHBCC supports the community by raising funds for scholarships, helping people in need, and maintaining the hall as a venue for fun events and activities throughout the year. A key achievement of the club has been the annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair, a fun event that is a treasured legacy of the neighbourhood, said member Lynda Hearn, and has been running it for 47 years.

Volunteers support the fall fair in the immediate days surrounding the event. For many years, from February to August, a silent few have dedicated many hours of work to the planning required to make the day a success. Key members of this group must now retire and it’s time for ‘new blood’ to take their place, the club said in a written release.

The executive has broken down the planning components of the fall fair into “bite-sized pieces” consisting of approximately eight committees dedicated to such tasks as the printed guide, advertising, silent auction, vendors, kitchen, volunteers, fundraising/grants, etc. Each committee will undertake a manageable task with teams of five to eight people who need to contribute only a few hours each, the release noted.

The BHBCC and the fall fair represent the old-fashioned values community members stand by in Lighthouse Country: family, fun, participation, mutual support, friendliness, children, craftsmanship and nurturing our children.

Those interested in helping can attend the Save The Fair Rally on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Bowser Legion hall between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See friends, meet new ones, learn about the volunteer opportunities to support the fair and sign up. Refreshments will be served.

Volunteers can also email the BHBCC at Check the facebook page for a list of opportunities:

Phone Marg McIntosh at 250-757-9842, Lois Curry at 250-757-8088 or Joanne Ferreiro at 250-228-4231 to register for a volunteer role.

Creating the Lighthouse Country Fall Fair is a fun and rewarding opportunity to support the community. Please help keep this great event alive.

— Submitted by

Lynda Hearn

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