FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information, contact:

Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024 or cell (253) 691-2005

If you love to set theme tables when guests come over, then the

Puyallup Fair's Tablesetting Contest could be for you. Registration will be accepted July 15 - August 15, 2003, with entries processed in order of arrival.

First, second, and third place contestants will receive anywhere from $10 to $25. The grand champion receives $100 cash. Categories this year include: "Mad Hatter's Tea Party," "Starry, Starry Night Dinner," "Mardi Gras Luncheon," and "Rhapsody in Blue Dinner."

These categories are all for a setting for two.

The pre-registration form is available on the Fair website. Visit

www.thefair.com and click on Premium Book, Home Arts, then go to the Division O-Tablesetting. Or, obtain the form by calling (253) 841-5017 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will be notified by mail if

your application is accepted. Then bring your own card table and tablesetting to the Home Arts Dept. on Sept. 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Contestants must provide their own square or round card table (with no

extensions or additions for size augmentation), linens, table setting, and decorations. No flatware, fresh flowers or perishable items are permitted. Paper and plastic is permitted where appropriate. A menu should be included for the chosen category. Winners are chosen based on decorativeness/eye appeal, originality/creativity, suitability for occasion, and the presence of

handmade articles. Entrants must be at least 16-years-old to enter.

For the sixth year, Kitchen Craft is sponsoring the Home Arts Dept. on the second floor of the Pavilion.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.

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