October 6, 2012 was the perfect day for the 49th Annual Country Fair in downtown Metuchen. The Fair, geared for non-profit organizations and Chamber members was attended by hundreds of visitors filled Main Street and adjoining streets enjoying the wonderful weather, food and the people who manned the numerous booths competing in a booth-decorating contest. This year’s theme is “Gardens.”
Volunteers from the community serving as judges, awarded for originality and execution of theme, as well as special youth group awards.  The Garden Club of Metuchen took 1st place in “Originality” decorating their area with  fairies, flowers, a friendly wolf, and Mother Nature reciting poetry about nature. The Metuchen Edison Women’s Club won 1st place for “Execution of Theme” by having the booth staffed by ladies in gardening hats, a white picket fence, and sweet treats for sale tucked among tufts of green grass and brightly colored flowers. And last but not least, the Metuchen High School Project Graduation took 1st place in the “Special Youth Group Award” for their “Garden of Graduates” booth which featured gorgeous hand-painted pumpkins for sale created by MHS Seniors. Metuchen Savings Bank was awarded the “Chamber Member Contributing the Most to the Spirit of the Fair” for their playful take on a vegetable garden with a reminder to “Lettuce be Your Bank.” Below are the full list of winners this year:
CATEGORY:  ORIGINALITY

CATEGORY:  EXECUTION OF THEME

CATEGORY:  SPECIAL YOUTH GROUP AWARD

CATEGORY:  CHAMBER MEMBER CONTRIBUTING THE MOST TO THE SPIRIT OF THE FAIR

Performances from various dance schools and groups including the Metuchen High School Marching Band added to the festivities. Our favorite barbecue from the the St. Francis Cathedral Community Filipino-Americans was of course was one thing everyone was looking for, and they didn’t disappoint.
We could tell you about each and every booth that we visited but we think you’d probably just want to look at some of the photos we took. Don’t forget, we have more photos in our Facebook page. So head on over there!


























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