Did You Put A Pin In?
Every year at the Arlington County Fair the Civic Federation puts up a big map and invites fairgoers to put a pin in where they live.
Here is the booth and map in 2005.
Barbara Swart puts a pin in Barcroft.
Burt Bostwick points out the map.
And here we were in 2004:
And a good shot of the 2003 map:
Our 2003 map ended up with about 1,500 pins. They are scattered all over the County. The Fair is truly the only Arlington event that attracts every ethinic group, and as the map shows, they come from all over Arlington!
Areas with few pins include Arlington Cemetery, parks, golf courses and (for some reason) the neighborhood of County Club Hills. The largest concentration of pins is in Arlington Heights, the neighborhood surrounding the Fair. We think that is because they are acutely aware that the Fair is going on, and perhaps more importantly, they can all walk to it, with no need to use the parking shuttles.
Of course, while people were putting in their pins we had an opportunity to make sure they knew what neighborhood they were in and talk briefly about their neighborhood association. Good stuff!
This page was last revised on: September 15, 2005.