Shortly after the Southwest Washington Fair wrapped up in mid-August, the Southwest Washington Fair Association announced awards and fundraising results from its fair booth.
The fair association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. inside the Historical Building at the fairgrounds.
Proceeds from the association’s fundraisers, which include a silent auction during the fair, benefit the fairgrounds and various fair programs. The association leads the Little Miss Friendly competition every year.
From the booth, “The Garden Buddy,” a wagon with other tools was awarded to the Jones family. Another prize, a $200 gift card for Shop-n-Kart Fuller’s went to Heather.
The association gives out “WOW” award ribbons for various categories of fair demonstrations, vendors, exhibits and booths.
Following is a list of 2023 “WOW” categories and award winners:
First place: Tacos El Rey
Second place: Flying Dutch Girl
Third place: the Chehalis Rotary Club’s corn booth
First place: Old School Gun School’s safety talk
Second place: Centralia College
Third place: the Grange Building
First place: Lewis County Beekeepers Association
Second place: Family Search
Third place: Mattress Firm
First place: Cutco Knives
Second place: Bath Fitters
Third place: Chehalis Sheet Metal
Still life exhibits
First place: The Wildlife Building
Second place: The Home Arts Department’s quilt display
Third place: The 4-H Building
First place: The Napavine Go-Getters Cattle 4-H Club
Second place: Willapa Valley Cattle 4-H Club
Third place: the Swine Barn