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The Puyallup Fair #3: Let the panic set in!

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Blog entry by GodofBiscuits posted 08-29-2011 12:01 AM 932 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today was the day! I drove out to Puyallup and dropped off the clock. The stand and clock fit very nicely in the car and had tons of room. Upon arriving at the fair grounds and finding the appropriate area to drop off, I was greeted by one of the volunteers. After some confusion about size maximums (item must not be more than 80 inches over all, width + length) I got everything out of the car and began setting up. Thankfully there were plenty of people on hand to settle the dimension confusion and work out a good place to display my clock so that once it was all together, it would not be moved until after the fair closes and I come pick it up. The gentleman that was to set up all the displays was on hand and helped me to get it into position where it would stay. As I was moving the clock to it’s area, many options for protecting the clock were being tossed around, this definitely helped to put me a little more at ease with it’s being at the fair now. It will be interesting seeing what they come up with because even a custom Plexiglas enclosure was being tossed about as an option. Certainly set my mind at ease.

Now to wait for opening day of the fair… oh the agony! :o)

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 12:19 AM

I will be there opening day to feast my eyes on it again. Saw it in your home, now I need to see it with a HUGE GRAND PRIZE ribbon on it.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 04:08 AM

Yeah well, I don’t know about that! There was a pretty amazing scroll work cookoo clock there that was pretty impressive. I’m always amazed at some people’s scrolling abilities. Gonna be some pretty pieces on display from what I was able to peek at. It’d be pretty cool to win a ribbon though. :o)

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 01:14 AM

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION and FIRST PLACE IN CATAGORY. Well done Jeffery

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 03:16 AM

Wow!! Really? I’m floored. Thank you so much for letting me know. After this last week this was the best news I could have received. Thank you. I’ve been working 7 day weeks and won’t be able to go to the fair till Wednesday. Now I can’t wait till next year. Haha!!!

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#5 posted 09-12-2011 03:55 PM

Jeffery, I saw that cookoo clock. It was TOO perfect and too much glitz for me. I liked the simplistic look of yours. There was a lot of very fine woodwork displayed there this year. The Olympia Turners Club were running hands-on turning lessons about 15’ from your clock and boy were they drawing a crowd (men, women and children). BZ to the turners club for doing this. When you go Wednesday, have a scone, Earthquake Burger, curley fries, an Elephant Ear and wash it all down with your favorite beverage. Lots to see.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 09:49 PM

Wow, Jim! That sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen. Lol. I’m heading out there today to check it out and see all the other entries. I think I’ll stick to a scone and maybe an elephant ear. The earthquake burger if I remember correctly, looked like intestinal death on a bin. ;o)

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