Pleasant Meadow residents gearing up for Norwood Fall Fair

Residents have been preparing crafts and food that will be entered in the fair’s contests

The Norwood Fall Fair is returning for the first time since 2019, and the residents of Pleasant Meadow Manor are preparing crafts and food to enter in contests held during the event, which has been a highlight of autumn in the community since 1868.

Every September, residents start making crafts and baking for the fair, which is held during the Thanksgiving weekend. Residents win prizes for their crafts and baking entries almost every year.

Fall Fair organizers supply the home with a list of crafts and baking people can enter. The Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment team presents the list to residents for them to decide what they would like to do.

This year, about 12 residents have been preparing items to enter in the fair’s contests, says Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Kim Williams.

Some items residents will be entering in contests include wall decorations, door decorations, a Pleasant Meadow Manor scrapbook and homemade fudge.

Kim says residents have been showing their creative flair once again.

“There is a resident who is doing three different things: a painting of a Christmas ornament, a Christmas wreath, and a Halloween door decoration,” she tells The OMNIway.

Participating in the Norwood Fall Fair has become an important part of the culture at Pleasant Meadow Manor over the years.

The fair is returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020.

While Kim isn’t making any specific predictions for winning entries this year, she says she’s hopeful there will be more ribbons coming to Pleasant Meadow.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed,” she says.

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