I’m frantically scurrying around these days trying to finish a project or two to enter into competition at the upcoming 125th Gillespie County Fair.
Over the years, I’ve won a ribbon or two, and even a couple of trophies for different things I’ve taken, but this year would be extra special since it’s a milestone fair. I never set my sights any higher than third place. That way, even if I don’t place, I won’t be too disappointed.
I’ve been studying this year’s fair catalog, trying to decide what to take and have tagged the pages with sticky notes, being careful not to mar them, for one day, the catalog, itself, is sure to be a collector’s item.
Old Gillespie County Fair catalogs have become collector’s items over the years. Here at the newspaper office, we have dozens of them in the archives, with the earliest in our collection going back to some time like 1918.