Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 16: Celebrations, Special & Annual Events
By Topic: Celebrations
1950 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY
TAGS: 1950 Community Fair Day ; agricultural fairs ; Fair Days ; Community Fair Days ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Burton Rogers ; home economists; health clinics ; Sally Cornett ; Kermit Wilder ; Gladys Hill ; Omeda Holbrook ; Ruby Yokum ; John Wilder ; Jess Cornett ; Cumberland Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation ; Dorothy Nace ; Bill Hayes ; Fern Hall Hayes ; Henry Creech ; agricultural demonstrations ; farm produce ; foodways ; Harlan County churches ; ministers ; celebrations ; dancing ; Kentucky Running Set ; Janette Blair ; Gladys Walden ; Harlan County Schools ; Mable Snyder ; Bear Branch School ; Brit Wilder ; Alonzo Turner ; Chester Jackson ; Charlene Wilder ; Coyle Branch School ; spelling be e; Ruth Lewis ; Allen Davis ; County Agents ; Luther Turner ; Arny Hall ; H.R.S. Benjamin ; Maude Wilder ; Otis Lewis ; Hoe Downs ; Creed Turner ; L.K. Hendrix ; movies ; Dorothy Nace ; Burkham School House ; playground ; ball games ; pit barbecue ; exhibits ; garden produce ; weaving ; canning ; embroidery ; R.E.A. Demonstration ; Punch and Judy puppets ;
The Community Fair Day is one of many annual events that has a long history at Pine Mountain Settlement School. It started in 1917 as an extension of the Harlan County Fair and the School’s “Farmer’s Day.”
While the fundamental program of the Fair has remained remarkably consistent, the scale and scope of the Fair have varied from year to year as interest in fairs has waxed and waned in the School, the community, and the nation.
The following images of items related to the 1950 Community Fair Day depict a flyer, staffing and sign-up lists, the Fair Day program, an exhibit list and correspondence. They give an indication of the people involved and the planning and coordination that were necessary for a successful Fair Day.
GALLERY: 1950 Community Fair Day
COMMUNITY FAIR DAY – History