It’s all about the neighbourhood. That’s the primary reason the Trinity Anglican Church community is embracing its annual Fall Fair, a free “rain or shine” event that is on the calendar for Saturday, September 10, say organizers, lead by Shirley Pettit.
“This is an opportunity for us to share with the people we serve,” said Pettit, a long-time member who retired recently from working part-time in the church office. She had previously worked at one of the plants in Chemical Valley.
Everything at the event is free, including hot dogs, corn on the cob and juice.
Trinity Anglican is at 1194 Murphy Road, just south of Michigan Avenue. Hours for the one day fall fair are 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Since the fall fair will take up the entire parking lot of the church, organizers have been able to secure parking at a school across the street and the Greek Orthodox Church north of the traffic lights. Volunteers will help guide visitors to the event.
A returning highlight of the fall fair will be wagon rides provided by Claire Jardine, a Petrolia breeder of Belgian horses.
There will also be live music, putting and inflatables set up for the enjoyment of all (some will be suitable for adults as well as children).
Visitors will be able to “vote” for winners in two contests, one for chili, the other for cookies. Wooden spoons painted gold, silver and bronze colours will be presented to winners.
The church’s minister, Vicars Hodge, who himself is a Pokemon Go fan, says Trinity is already registered as an “official Pokestop” for the popular smartphone game and will be taking advantage of that fact at the fall fair.