Crowds flood Peru streets for 36th annual fair

A cool but sunny Saturday greeted the 36-year-old Peru Fair. With 100 vendors selling everything from pottery to dumplings, music filling the air from several stages and the aroma of fire-roasted pig wafting through the crowds, it was bound to be a success.

Proceeds from the fair go to the Peru Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that distributes scholarships to children from Peru pursing higher education. The organization raises its money through fair entrance and vendor booth fees, a 50-50 raffle and the sale of T-shirts and hats.

Peru Fair volunteer Laurie Gayda said that the fund grants 11 to 13 students $1,000 annual scholarships that are repeated for all four years of college.

Below is a photo gallery of a few of the sights of the day. Click on any photo to launch the gallery. Photos ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC unless otherwise noted.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor for 30 years, having worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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