County Fair

Slideshow: Trashion Fashion show highlighted islanders' creativity

The crowds gathered for the annual Trashion Fashion show on Saturday evening at the end of the four-day San Juan County Fair.  Christine Minney was the organizer this year for the first time. The participants had created their outfits out of a variety of discarded items ranging from luggage, liners from hemp milk containers, sanding belts, and magazines. 

Trish Lehman was the emcee.  

Matt Pranger photos

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Slideshow: Fair 'Expo' earns a prestigious Black & White Ribbon from state

Another successful San Juan County Fair wrapped up Saturday night after four full days of exhibitions and friendly competition. The Main Building which was filled with exhibits ranging from photography to flowers to arts and crafts was awarded a Black & White Ribbon by the judge from the state Fair Board.  The judges don't award the Black & White award every year. 

Fair Board member Jen Rigg hands the Special Recognition Award to Lenore Bayuk (center) and Mo Sloane. Matt Pranger photo

Also receiving special recognition was the Fruit and Vegetable exhibition. Superintendents Lenore Bayuk and Mo received the San Juan County Fair Board's Special Recognition Award.  

The slideshow includes photos of exhibits in the Main Building, in the Wool Shed and the Trash to Treasure Department. 

Matt Pranger photos

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Island Haven to the (turtle) rescue

Did your child win a turtle at the San Juan County Fair and now can't take care of it? Island Haven on San Juan Island is willing to facilitate the rehoming of the turtles. They have community members with turtle experience ready to take them, and they can as well if necessary. Please email Island Haven at info@islandhaven.org, or text or call Julie Duke at 360-622-8548.

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