Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Denver's Very First County Fair!

The land was bought for a Denver County Fair in the 1800s. Suddenly that plan was interrupted by a little thing called the "Civil War" and no fair was ever launched... until this summer! It was a mixture of old fashioned fair goodness - think homemade goods, arts and crafts, carnival rides, pie eating competitons - with a twist of 21st Century sensibilities - fashion, green technology, drag queen competition, robotics, rocket building and launching, music and lots more.

So I was honored to win a First Place Blue Ribbon for Animalogy by Marianne Berkes in the illustration competition. Of course, I couldn't have done it without the help of my grandson, Konnor who posed for one of the illustrations in the book.

We're already looking forward to next year's fair.


June said...

Congratulations to Konnor (and to yourself) on your Blue Ribbon award :o)

Cathy Morrison said...

Thanks June, appreciate the comment! Do you have county fairs in England?