Tue, June 25

Olde Tyme Country Fair Saturday

CORNVILLE - The annual Olde Tyme Country Fair is one of the oldest traditions at Oak Creek School in Cornville. It also is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the school's Parent Teacher Organization.

The fun returns Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event organizer for the PTO, Krista Cowgill, said this year's fair will include horse carriage rides, live entertainment, pie-eating contests, arts and crafts for sale, fire truck rides, bounce 18-foot slide and bounce house, petting zoo, bake sale and lots of great food.

"Of course, there will be old time games," she said.

The games will include Plinko, basketball net toss and basketball shooting. There also will be a fish tank game for prizes. Cow pie bingo, sack races and tug of war will all be included.

A Tae Kwon Do club, Flip City Gymnastics and several guitar players will provide entertainment.

Adding to the fun will be gold panning and face painting.

As always, some great food will be available, such as pulled pork sandwiches donated by the Grasshopper Grill. Also for sale will be hot dogs, soft drinks, cotton candy and popcorn.

Arts and crafts items are too numerous to mention but will include, books pastel portraits, jams and jellies, gourds and flutes, glitter tattoos and etched mugs. A good selection of Christmas crafts is expected.

The proceeds from the fair are used by the PTO to provide needed items for the school. "It's our biggest fundraiser," Cowgill said. "We're working on getting more outside playground equipment. We're also trying to raise money for our sports booster club."

Cowgill said there would not be any sports on campus without the booster club.

Some of the money goes directly to teachers to buy classroom supplies.

"We're also trying to raise money for field trips because there's no extra money this year," she said.

Admission and entertainment is free. Tickets are used for the games, rides and to buy items. Tickets are 25 cents each or five for $1. Food is sold for cash.

Oak Creek School is located at 11490 E. Purple Sage Drive in Cornville.