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Watch for falling ping pong balls

WATCH FOR falling ping pong balls, race a zucchini and bet on where the cow patty will drop at the fall fair this weekend.

The Ping Pong Ball Drop is for children ages two to 13, who will see ping pong balls falling from the sky, pick them up and win prizes.

Skeena Valley Fall Fair Society director Jennifer Lewis says the ping pong ball drop was her idea – a memory from her childhood.

“When I was a kid here in Terrace, they used to do it at the Skeena Mall. I know as a kid that was one of our highlights. That’s where I got the idea from,” she says.

“As kids, we would go to the mall, sit in the parking lot and wait for the ping pong balls to drop on us. So fun,” she says, adding the other ideas came from other society members.

“We wanted more things for more kids to participate in,” says Lewis.

The idea is to draw families down to the fair, she adds.

The Zucchini Race invites people to poke axels with wheels into a zucchini, register it and watch it race to see who has the fastest vegetable.

The Cow Patty Drop asks people to take a peek at a grid drawn on the 4-H pen at the community grounds, buy a square on the grid where they believe a bovine will drop its patty, and win prizes if they chose correctly.

“Everything’s coming together and we’re really excited,” says Lewis. For rules on how to race a zucchini, how to bet on a cow patty drop and more details about events, see the fall fair website at skeenavalleyfallfair.com.

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