By Mary O’KEEFE
The Hometown Country Fair held at Crescenta Valley Park on Saturday started out with cool comfortable weather, but that turned to rain causing event organizers to close down a few hours early.
Up until the rain, though, there were many booths for visitors to visit that featured local organizations, from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to robotic teams from Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools. There were vendors there as well with a variety of items for sale.
The event was sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, whose members also manned the kitchen, which was busy with non-stop customers during the day until the rain, and even a little beyond.
The parking lot at CV Park was filled with carnival rides that were also busy throughout the day.
Luckily the pie-eating contest was completed just before raindrops began to fall but the dog parade was not quite that lucky. They continued their parade though without a negative bark heard.
At about 2 p.m. Calvin “Kaipo” Chock, vice president of the CVCOC and Fair chair, made the announcement the Fair would be closing early before the rain went from a light drizzle to a downpour.