Denim & Diamonds kicks off successful fair weekend

Danielle Chamberlain, Bonnie Musser and Denim & Diamonds co-chair, Liz Brown enjoy a moment during Thursday night's dinner event.

Fundraiser dinner gets Unionville Fair off to excellent start

“It takes a village…to make a party!” according to Alison Frey, along with Liz Brown and Berta Raines, Denim and Diamonds co-chairs.

The third annual fundraiser dinner, held last Thursday evening at the Red Barn on the grounds behind Landhope Farms, went off without a “hitch” and ended up raising thousands of dollars to help support the Unionville Community Fair.

Carol Apicella and Denim & Diamonds co-chair, Alison Frey.

The highlight of the evening occurred when Special Advisor to the Governor, PA Department of Agriculture’s Boots Hetherington presented the Fair Ambassador award to Bonnie Musser. Musser was recognized for her endless dedication and for donating countless volunteer hours to the fair. She also played a large part in the fair’s resurgence in popularity over the past four years – since moving to its new home on the grounds of the prestigious Willowdale Steeplechase. She said she was very surprised to receive the award and admitted, “for the first time in my life, I was speechless.”

Silent auction items on display during the Denin & Diamonds event, kicking off the Unionville Fair.

About 80 guests dined among more than 3500 exhibit entries and were the first to view the 2011 blue ribbon winners.

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