Article By: Katie Jang
Last weekend, Santa Rosa High School hosted a country fair day. The drive-in fair offered delicious classic fair foods, a car show, fair games/prizes, and an opportunity to look at/pet the animals of SRHS.
The fair was open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm. The pandemic has encouraged SRHS to have drive-thru events as they are safer than in-person events. While the limitations presented a huge challenge to those who planned these events, they have done an amazing job to accommodate and make these events interactive, festive, and fun.
In her weekly memo, when discussing the event, Santa Rosa High School’s Principal, Dr. Clissold, said, “this past Saturday and Sunday, several of our student activities groups organized and supported Student Government, FFA/AG, Key Club, Latinos Unidos, MEChA club, Eco Club, ProjectGrad, and Skills USA with our 2021 SRHS Country Fair as a drive-thru event.”
The event was a great experience. People were greeted at the student parking lot entrance by warm students who kindly directed them. The path was easy to follow and many were happy to enjoy the fair food that so many hadn’t had the opportunity to try in a long time. Who would have thought deep-fried Oreos could taste so good?
SRHS senior Violet Pribyl, who attended, said, “I was actually very excited to go and ecstatic the whole time I was there! I loved petting the animals the most!” SRHS’s agricultural program does indeed raise animals, and we’re glad that there was an opportunity to interact with them. Violet then said, “a close contender was the fair game attractions. I loved how inviting and cool the volunteers were to me even though I went alone!”
Continuing on, Dr. Clissold showed her appreciation by saying, “this event opened to the public event was another community and student engagement project supported by our staff (Lisa Piehl, Tom Gutsch, Kevin Costello, Mitch Utsey, and the Administrative Team) and planned and run by our students. As I walked around the Country Fair on our campus this weekend, I was continually impressed by the smiles hidden behind masks and the enthusiasm of our students and staff. Well done to all! We thank you and appreciate you for all of our community members, families, and staff who supported this event.”