40 years on, a tee-shirt for Tisbury’s Street Fair

Julia Kane won a contest among Tisbury School fourth graders to design a tee-shirt for the Street Fair. With her are teachers Pam Herman (left) and Veronika Buckley. The big guy in the hat is Ms. Buckley's husband, Gary, of the Tisbury Firefighter's Association, which sponsored the contest and will sell the shirts at the Fair tomorrow evening. — Photo courtesy of Whitney Burke

For the first time in the Tisbury Street Fair’s 40 years, a tee-shirt specially designed to commemorate it will be available for purchase at the event tomorrow evening.

The Tisbury Fire Fighters Association (TFFA) will sell the tee-shirts for $10 apiece. Funds raised will go towards scholarships for high school students, financial assistance for injured fire fighters and their families, and community outreach activities.

The white tee-shirt features a colorful drawing by 10-year-old Julia Kane, a Tisbury School fourth-grader. She won a design contest sponsored by the TFFA in February among fourth-graders in Pam Herman’s and Veronika Van de Geer Buckley’s classes.

As the winner, Julia received tee-shirts for herself and her family and a $20 gift certificate to Bunch of Grapes bookstore from Tisbury fire fighter Gary Buckley in a ceremony at Tisbury School on June 20. Designs by runners-up in the contest will be on display at the street fair.