It’s an annual tradition! We had our first fair tents back in 2007 and 2008. We took a few years off and now we’ve been back at it for the last half dozen years. Our fair booth chair Elaine Bast says you don’t often see a booth for peace and justice at a county fair. In fact, we’re pretty sure our booth is one-of-a-kind. We hope it has some sign value for fair-goers: local people care enough about peace and justice to stand on the midway and say so. More than 30 people staffed our booth and dozens donated to fund it. Fair-goers took 100 buttons (“I’m already against the next war”) and 200 stickers (“Immigrants are America”). They left hundreds of colorful thumbprints on our Imagine Peace poster and rang our bell for peace countless times! They left messages on our posters asking people to Imagine Peace, Imagine Health, and “Imagine all the people sharing all the world”. They enjoyed listening to our playlist featuring John Lennon’s song “Imagine” and a host of other peace and justice folk songs from another era.
And now we invite you to peruse our photo album. Until next year…see you at the fair!