By Bianca Saldierna
Following an eventful week with James Reston, the LEAP Ambassadors were eagerly looking forward to the first Saturday in October. What were they anticipating with such eagerness you might ask? Well, none other than Huntsville’s 43rd Annual Fair, better known as Fair on the Square, of course!
This year, over 350 booths livened up the streets with countless treasures, ranging from antiques to apparel, and the main attraction of the fair, food! As the festivities approached, shoppers find this event handy to come out and hunt for some holiday gifts and decor. Every year, approximately 15, 000 shoppers from all around Huntsville and from out-of-town attend the fair, and the LEAP Ambassadors were no exception.
We started our morning off with excitement on such a joyous day, as this year, the LEAP Ambassadors decided to reach more people by volunteering at two different booths. Some ambassadors gladly assisted at the Walker County Republican Party Booth by giving out free shirts, pins, and a variety of bumper stickers to passers-by.
Others assisted at the Boys and Girls Club of Walker County arts and crafts tent located in Rather Park, the area designated for the little ones to safely enjoy the fair.
At the crafts booth, we were tasked with helping children enjoy their day with free projects including decorating cards and creating their own flamboyant bracelets.
Scattered throughout the park were other fun activities including: a petting zoo…
…a monster slide, and numerous games; of course, feeding the animals and pony rides were popular among the kids…
….and to be honest, we were even temped to get a ride! Sadly, none of us weighed less than the permitted sixty pounds. Nonetheless, watching kids and even adults have so much fun, brought us back wonderful childhood memories.
Time flew by and as our shifts ended, we joined the crowd in the search for unique treasures.
Once again, the long-awaited Fair on the Square had come to a successful close, and we all look forward to volunteering again at such a high-spirited event next year!