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FALL FAIR: | Exhibitors are being asked to give a hand up to Kuu-us Crisis Society.

The Alberni District Fall Fair is four days of fun and activities highlighting myriad factions of the community. But there is also a fundraising aspect to the fair.

This year, the fair hopes to collect much-needed toiletry items for Kuu-us Crisis Services.

“Kuu-us tells us they are in desperate need of toiletry items in particular, so we are asking all of our exhibitors to consider donating an item,” Fall Fair administrator Ann Siddall said.

This is the first year they are asking their exhibitors to get in on the fundraising. Siddall said they typically get 300 people exhibiting everything from livestock to handmade, homemade and homegrown items.

“Even if we get 15 per cent of them, that’s significant.”

Items can be dropped off in the two giant red baskets at the fair office when exhibitors pick up their exhibitor tags. Their names will then be put into a draw for a $50 gift certificate for Boston Pizza.

The Fall Fair also collects food for the food bank. Anyone bringing a non-perishable food donation to the gate for the first hour of the fair on Thursday, Sept. 10 will get in for free. “Last year we raised more than one tonne of non-perishable items,” Siddall said.

For more info about the Fall Fair, please go online to albernifair.com or a special wrap in the Thursday, Sept. 10 issue of the Alberni Valley News.

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