Elementary School Fair set for Wednesday, Sept. 12
School is back in session which means it’s time again for the Elementary School Fair in Belgrave, bringing together students from Maitland River Elementary and Sacred Heart Schools.
The fair is set for Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Belgrave Community Centre and surrounding parks.
It begins at 11:15 a.m. sharp with the parade, followed by the opening ceremonies, which will follow the parade of schools.
After the opening ceremonies, bicycles in the parade will be judged and then all exhibits will be open in the community centre.
The fair has been part of the fabric of Huron County for nearly 100 years, beginning in 1920 with students from nine schools from across Morris and East Wawanosh Townships.
The fair would eventually swell to include students from 21 different schools. The fair has persisted through a number of changes, however, like in 1967 when many one-room schoolhouses were closed and local village schools were opened or in 2012 when some of those schools were closed, but a volunteer group took over the fair and ensured it would continue.
For more information, find the Elementary School Fair on Facebook.