Thursday, September 07, 2000

Mules and Model A cars join Harvest Home Fair

By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        CHEVIOT — New this year at the 141st Harvest Home Fair will be a mule show and a Model A Ford competition.

        “I think this will just make it a little more interesting for the folks to come and watch,” said Dick Braun, fair chairman.

        The fair kicks off today with a 6 p.m. parade featuring floats, antique cars, high school bands, political candidates and fraternal organizations.

        Also new will be bus service to shuttle fairgoers from Sam's Club in Monfort Heights to Harvest Home Park.

        The parade will begin at Bridgetown Road and Harrison Avenue, continue on Harrison and turn onto North Bend Road.

        With its rides, food, 4-H displays of produce and livestock, horse show, and baking, canning, quilt and art exhibits, “We call it the biggest little fair in Ohio,” said Dave Backer, parade chairman.

        The competition for the best Model A Ford during the parade is in memory of Bob Meyer, a former member of the parade committee and car collector. Mr. Meyer died last September. The winner will receive a trophy.

        The Harvest Home Fair dates to the days when it was an occasion for farmers and growers to show off produce, but it has grown and come to represent more over the years.

        Between 30,000 and 40,000 people are expected to attend the four-day fair, Mr. Braun said.

        The Harvest Home Fair runs 4-11 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Youths 11 and under get in free; others pay $3.

        The fair, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood, is the club's only fund-raising event.


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