On September 12, 2015 we gathered in Window Rock, AZ once again, but this time for the 69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair. Last year we walked the parade assisting the St. Michaels Association of Special Education with their float however this year we thought it would be great to lock down a booth space at the Chi’hootso Indian Marketplace for only day only.
Our 6 am call time was pretty early for the day but we had to get there before the roads closed due to the parade. We were all looking forward to this event because of our Vintage Western theme so the ladies arrived looking totally fab for as early as it was! Although it was pretty slow during the morning hours it finally picked up after the parade ended around noon time. Our booth was definitely one of a kind so it pulled people in to see what we were all about. Our tables were filled with our posters, prints, and scrap books of our past events. We even had an area set aside for a Western photo booth. It was great to see everyone put our props to use.
After the long hot day, we survived and left with smiles on our faces because we were able to meet with people that have never heard of our organization before. We had completed our mission for the event and it felt amazing! We were also lucky enough to have our ad in the Navajo Nation Fair Newsletter, thanks to our sponsor Donovan Begay. We were very surprised to see that we had an additional feature in the Newsletter showcasing who we are and we do, it was the ultimate cherry to top off our day. All in all, we had a wonderful time meeting new people, and seeing familiar faces such as Marco Arviso, Earle Couture, Jay Smiley, Jared Yazzie/ OXDX, Trina Secody and many more! We hope to see you next year!