Did someone say Bbingo?
It’s a party on Senior Citizens’ Day at the Fort Bend County Fair.
Senior Citizens’ Day is hosted on Monday, Sept. 23.
Many of these fair goers are veterans to the fair and have been attending for decades.
Guests are treated to live music, bingo, door prizes, and catching up with friends.
Residents who are 55 years or older are welcomed to attend.
This year, the Fort Bend County Fair celebrates 83 years of being part of the community.
Fair Association Board President Marjie Pollard has been attending the fair since she was a little girl.
“I started showing cattle in the old fair barn on the original fairgrounds on Highway 90,” she recalled.
“We showed Charolais cattle in the open show. I must have been about 9 or 10 years old. My Momma had us wash the cattle, feed them, and get them ready for the show. Those are some of my early memories.”
Pollard remembers the early arts and crafts exhibits that her mother, the late Helen Ann Booth and her aunts, were involved in.
“As a kid, I remember going up the stairs to the Women’s Department, at that time only women would have entries of homemade goods; like kolaches, canned goods, vegetables, crocheted items, and quilts,” she said.
“They would be displayed on the huge wooden cases. I grew up all over those fairgrounds.”
Pollard said she is honored to serve as president and looks forward to a great year.
“Senior Citizens Day is always a good time and I enjoy seeing everyone that attends enjoying themselves,” she said.
“That is a great way to get our fair started.”
Military veterans, former classmates, and lifelong friends are all a part of those attending.
There is no charge or registration to attend.
The doors will open at 8 a.m. and activities will begin at 9 a.m.
A hearty stew will be served and prepared for lunch by the Senior Citizens’ Day Committee.
Local officials, board members, and volunteers will be on hand to help host the day’s events. Vendors representing different businesses will be set up and will be providing gift bags for the guest.
For more information visit fortbendcountyfair.com or call the Fair Office at 281-342-6171. The 2019 Fort Bend County Fair will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6.