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The Skeena Valley Fall Fair is on the lookout for donations for its ping pong drop event

The Skeena Valley Fall Fair, being revived this year after a six year hiatus, is on the lookout for donations from local businesses for the Ping Pong Ball Drop event held on Saturday, September 8.

The fair, which promotes local agriculture, home arts and local sustainability, will be held Sept. 8-9 at the Thornhill Community Grounds.

The 1st annual Ping Pong Ball Drop will see a helicopter releasing over one thousand ping pong balls marked with a number onto the field.

Children up to the age of 13 will then rush the field, collecting the balls, one for each child.

The number on the ping pong balls will correspond with a variety of special promotions, free items, and discounts from regional businesses and organizations.

Other events at the fair include a patty drop, pony rides, archery demonstrations, a petting zoo, and more.