I'm leaving tomorrow for Okanogan Family Faire
near Tonasket, Washington. As any barter fair veteran knows, this event is probably the biggest barter fair of the fall, as well as the last of the fall season. I've gone for the past 4 years or so, and it just keeps getting better every year. I've also had the opportunity to get more involved in the faire. This year I'm volunteering as a dog patrol coordinator. Dogs have been an increasing problem as the Okanogan Family Faire gets bigger every year. Last year a child was bitten and one dog killed another. OFF organizers are taking the dog issue very seriously and so dog patrol was created. As someone who loves animals and taking her dog to the barterfair, when I was asked if I would be interested in helping out I jumped at the chance. If we're successful we can prevent dogs from being banned altogether in the next few years. If you're interested in helping check dogs in, remind owners to keep them on a leash and clean up after them, etc., dog patrol would love volunteers! Just sign up at the volunteer bus, it will be to the left right before the gate. The doggies and dog patrollers need you!
I've been getting ready for the fair for a while, but still it seems like I procrastinated on a lot of stuff (as usual, it sneaks up pretty quickly). All my tradables are ready though - soap, massage oil, gemstone & hemp jewelry. Now we're packing up and doing last-minute repairs on the bus to get her ready for the fair. Speaking of which, I better go finish packing! See y'all at the fair, be safe & have a blast! :)
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