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Holy Name student places third in Harrow Fair book cover contest

by Sylene Argent When 12-year-old Connor Latour, a student at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School, was called down to the office recently, his initial reaction was that he thought he was in trouble.   His fears were quelled, however, once he received the news his art piece earned third place in the 2020 Harrow Fair book cover contest. In fact, the news was exciting to the young artist.   Last Friday morning, Brad Anger, a member of the Harrow Fair Board of Directors, stopped over at the local catholic elementary school to congratulate Latour on his accomplishment, thank him for participating in the annual contest, and present him with his earnings, a $10 cheque.   Latour was pleased with how his artwork turned out before he submitted it into the competition. His submission included a horse, pig, and pumpkin patch in the foreground, with a Ferris wheel and other fair necessities in the background. He drew his pictured to be in line with the Harrow Fair’s 2020 theme, “Bushels, Bales, and Tails.”   The picture Latour drew will be showcased within the 2020 Harrow Fair book, which will highlight all its events and activities that will take place over the Labour Day weekend.   Latour was thinking he would spend his earnings on a special dinner for himself to celebrate a job well done.   Anger was told the selection committee had a hard time choosing the top three winners as there were a lot of submissions, many of which were very well done.   “It’s encouraging,” Anger said of the Harrow Fair Board receiving so many entries this year. The Board has an aim to keep youth engaged with the annual four-day event, so it is nice to see continued interest.   Latour said he went to the Harrow Fair last year and especially enjoyed sitting on the hay bales, while listening to the live music entertainment. He said the food onsite was also very good.   The top two winners in the Harrow Fair book cover contest were from Harrow Public School.


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