Blair Fair held

April 26, 2005, midnight | By Feza Kikaya | 17 years, 7 months ago

Annual event successful in showcasing Blair's many offerings

The annual Blair Fair drew in staff, students and parents along the school's main hallway on April 22. Blair's many organizations advertised the successes of their programs by exhibiting student work and achievements.

Blair's Jazz Band, who performed numerous selections from the second floor of the middle staircase throughout the afternoon, provided the event's musical entertainment. In addition, English teacher Pamela Bryant sang soothing, jazzy selections in the SAC with the help of several band members.

Photo: Junior Monique Eldridge, who won the Miss Blazer competition, sings at Blair Fair on Friday, April 23. Photo courtesy of Diana Frey.

Various clubs and programs familiar to the fair showcased all they had to offer. Representatives from Silver Chips displayed copies of the recent print newspaper and the paper's alumni magazine, Golden Chips, and subscription forms for home delivery. Blair Network Communications (BNC) also appeared for yet another year and showed clips from Blair's musicals and other shows on large screen projectors. Blair's Foreign Language Department briefly took visitors on journeys to French and Spanish-speaking countries as teachers presented posters and other projects on countries all over the globe.

Located in close proximity to Blair's language department were members of the Hispanic Club who kept people such as administrators Linda Wolf and Pat Hurley on their feet as the group blasted traditional music and danced with the staff.

Blair's Networking department also entertained attendees with a computer-controlled game of Dance Dance Revolution, which had onlookers cheering each contestant along.

The Science department lured visitors into the world of chemicals with such demonstrations using magic sand and nitrogen oxide.

Young entrepreneurs also contributed their time to the event as students advertised their merchandise, ranging from colorful picture frames to earrings and lip gloss.

Other programs in attendance included the Magnet and CAP, English department, Blair's various Academies, as well as groups such as the Japanese Club, Young Democrats, SGR, cheerleaders and MCT, the school's credit union.

Photo: Junior Monique Eldridge, who won the Miss Blazer competition, sings at Blair Fair on Friday, April 23. Photo courtesy of Diana Frey.

Although Blair Fair featured numerous organizations related to academics, outside groups also took advantage of the opportunity to reach out to those in attendance and attract business.

Companies such as Phillips Seafood set up tables and made sure students were aware of their location in Downtown Silver Spring. Two representatives from Coldstone Creamery gave out chocolate, strawberry or French vanilla ice cream cups to those that donated $1 to Blair. Employees from Reliable Limousines attracted students with their "Free Limousine" poster, as they encouraged juniors and seniors planning on attending prom to enter their drawing. In addition, the company had several limousines of different sizes in the student parking lot to give potential customers an idea of the vehicles they had in stock.

Mary Kay also took advantage of Blair's upcoming prom and not only brought cosmetic and nail products to sell but distributed flyers concerning free make-up workshops as well. Also, a representative from Katie's Flowers Nature had flora on display, and a representative from Montgomery College exhibited course offerings, registration packets and bookmarks.

Aside from the free hot dogs, lemonade, slushees and snacks supplied at Blair Fair, the After Prom committee, which sold iced coffee and tea, bottled water, soda cans, assorted sandwiches, Jamaican patties, fruit salads and cookies, provided food distributed at the event, each item for no more than $2.

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