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TL Fair goers undaunted by extreme heat


Andrew Christiansen

More than shade: Activities held at Jonah Ministries during the Trout Lake Fair, include a zip line, rock wall, and a timber carnival. Brave young (and young at heart) strapped on their helmet and harness to scale a tall evergreen.

One of the summer's most important events happened here last weekend in Trout Lake, and that's the Trout Lake Fair, which is celebrating its 50th year! What a great, albeit scorching hot, weekend it was too.

The weekend kicked off at Elk Meadows on Friday night with all the yummy homemade dishes that were brought to the Community Potluck. The food was accompanied by the wonderful music by Hard Shell Harmony and Contra dancing that was had. Afterward, continuing the toe tapping, the Trout Lake Country Inn hosted the Quick and Easy Boys.

On Saturday, there was the 5k/10k Fun runs at Jonah Ministries. After working up an appetite there was the firemen's breakfast with the "world's best" huckleberry pancakes. As always it was quite the packed event.

What would a fair be without a parade? Leading the procession, after the Trout Lake American Legion Color Guard, was this year's Honored Citizens Ray Thygesen, Betty Schmid and Bernice Duke. They were each honored for being such an important part of the Trout Lake Fair and its successful continuation. The rest of the parade was a spectacular event with superheroes on bicycles, vintage cars, the new Trout Lake Ambulance, fire trucks with much needed water hoses, tiny toddlers on horseback and even a beautiful belly dancer! Not to mention candy galore. However, with the heat this writer's favorite entry was the brilliant and cooling water mister provided by Trout Lake Farm.

After all the excitement of the morning, more food, refreshment and games were a welcome addition to the day. Held at Jonah Ministries the zip line, and climbing wall were busy all day, and the Timber Carnival was great as always. There was music from Jamba Marimba wafting through the crowd adding to the excitement. I'm sure all the winners of the delicious baked goods from the auction are enjoying their Trout Lake treats. Thank you to all of the organizers, volunteers, and participants of all this year's events. It was a great community occasion as always.

Just a reminder: donations for the Community Yard Sale are no longer being accepted. The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Your donations make the sale possible and your support is much appreciated.


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