With less than a month till the 2019 Fairfield Swim Days celebration, deadlines are fast approaching to sign up or donate to the various activities.

“Show Time” is the theme for the July 18-20 event to raise funds for the Fairfield swimming pool.

2000 Fairfield Swim Day Cover photo

2000 Fairfield Swim Day. Sun Times Digital Archives Photo

The 2019 Fairfield Swim Days Committee is looking for nominations for the “Person/Couple of the Bench.” The individual or individuals selected will be recognized during the annual event in July and will serve as the grand marshal of the parade.

The “Person /Couple or Group of the Bench” started about 40 years ago when long-time residents who gave generously of their energy, time and effort for the betterment of the Fairfield community and Teton County were honored during Swim Days.

The criteria, set by the committee overseeing the selection, is that nominees have lived in the county at least 25 years, have been active in Fairfield and the surrounding area, have generously volunteered their time for the betterment of the community and have been a positive role model and mentor to youths and adults alike.

If you know someone who meets the criteria, please send a letter of nomination to Sandy Johnson at First Bank of Montana in Fairfield. The letter should state the specific reasons why the nominator thinks the individual or individuals should be considered for this recognition. Nomination letters must be made available to the recognition committee no later than July 5 to be considered for the 2019 Swim Days celebration. The nominator must sign the letters; unsigned letters will not be considered.

Pre-registration is appreciated for the golf scramble and corn hole tournament.

The four-person golf scramble will be held Friday, July 20, at the Harvest Hills Golf Course. Registration can be done at the Harvest Hills Golf Course or by contacting Marshall Lagge. Pre-registration assures a team a spot in the scramble that can only accommodate a limited number of teams. There will also be registration the day of the scramble on a first-come basis starting at 2:30 p.m.

Returning for a third year is the corn hole tournament to be held Saturday, July 20, in the park. The tournament in the town park will take place following the parade. To register for the double-elimination tournament, contact Dustin Gordon or Vonnie Jacobson. There is a limit on the number of teams, so early registration is encouraged.

Donations are needed for the silent auction on Thursday, July 18, in the Fairfield Community Hall, raffle items that will be drawn for on Saturday and for a live auction to be held Saturday during the program in the park. For more information contact Megan Caffyn at Fairfield Drug Store, 467-2336. Items can also be dropped off at the drug store.

Area crafters or artists are encouraged to apply their talents to create artwork using flower pots. They can paint, decorate or construct pots into a piece of art. There is no limit to what can be created, except that each creation must include a flower pot in some manner. The finished projects must be delivered to Shear Delight by July 12. The art projects will be placed in either the silent or live auctions.

Donations of homemade pies and desserts are needed for the dinner on Thursday in the hall. 3 Rivers Communications is once again hosting the meal and dessert event. Anyone with questions about donating pies or desserts can contact Lisa Brady or Peggy Poor at 3 Rivers Communications, 467-2535.

Area business owners wishing to have their store front windows painted are encouraged to contact Mary Mathison, Fairfield High School art teacher. The art students will be painting the windows for a fee. The funds donated will be used for an art scholarship to be awarded to FHS students.

Other activities to plan for are the parade and car show. There is no pre-registration or entry fee for the parade on Saturday. All are welcome to participate, especially children in the pet and doll portion. Line-up for the parade starts after 9 a.m. on Saturday with a 10:30 a.m. parade.

A car show will be held on Saturday following the parade around the Fairfield Park. For more information about the car show, contact Tony Hershey at 231-0829.

To volunteer to help with any part of Swim Days or for more information, contact Sherlyn Lear at 590-1212.

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