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Holy Name student’s art to be featured on Harrow Fair book cover

The poster Holy Name Catholic Elementary School student Emma Tellier (right) created will be featured on the front cover of the 2018 Harrow Fair Book. The grade eight student won the annual poster competition to earn the honour. Schoolmate, grade seven student Jessica White, earned an honourable mention. Her poster will be featured inside the guide book.

by Sylene Argent

Holy Name Catholic Elementary School grade eight student Emma Tellier won the 2018 Harrow Fair poster contest, which garners hundreds of submissions annually. As a result, her artwork will be featured on the front cover of the 2018 Harrow Fair Book.

  This will not be the only artwork featured inside the Harrow Fair Book that a Holy Name Catholic Elementary School student created. Grade seven student Jessica White earned an honourable mention in the challenge. Her art piece will be featured inside the guide book.

  Every year, the Harrow Fair Board asks older elementary school-aged students to create and submit a poster depicting the Fair’s theme. In 2018 the theme will be “Christmas at the Fair.” A judging panel chooses the first through third place winners and a handful of honourable mentions, which will all be featured in the fair book that outlines dates, entertainment, and competition information for fairgoers.

  The top three submissions, in addition to having their art pieces featured in the book, also received a monetary prize for their efforts.

  Tellier drew a very detailed scene of the Harrow Fair that highlighted the barn areas, rides, and contests, which is something the Harrow Fair Board looks for when selecting a winner. To incorporate this year’s theme of the Harrow Fair, Tellier added in reindeer, Santa, a game that included penguins, and a roller-coaster that had sleighs for its seating.

  Having had the opportunity of attending the Harrow Fair in the past helped Tellier to create her map-like poster. Her favourite part of the Fair is being able to go on all the rides.

  “I was surprised I got picked,” Tellier said. “When I got called down to the office, I thought I was in trouble.” She was relived to know the reason she was summoned to the office was to inform her she had done well in the competition.

  White’s art piece featured Santa’s sleigh flying before a full moon and a large Ferris wheel.  

  Tellier and White both enjoy creating art and were pleased to have done so well in the competition.

  The 164th installment of the Harrow Fair will take place from August 30 to September 2. For more information about the local agricultural fair, log onto


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