Down the alley

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by


A cool little photo spot!

A cool little photo spot!

The past weekend seemed so long ago, and yet I remember vividly the day of the annual Alley Fair – a sunny, hopeful day that pushed through the rainy afternoon. How do I know? I was there.

Alley Fair is hosted in one of downtown Fargo’s many (you guessed it!) alleys. The concept is simple – transform our old ideas of what alleys are. The fair invited numerous local businesses and start-ups to the alley (this year, located behind the Red Raven Expresso Parlor), where patrons can browse rustic-style prints and cards, look over beautiful earrings made from scrap leather, or donate to a wonderful cause (for example, Plants 4 Patients!).

Anna and I arrived just in time to watch a great yo-yo performance. This guy was dancing, jumping, and twirling while he maneuvered a yo-yo around his body. Talk about skill! The crowd really enjoyed him, and I hope he enjoyed himself too.

I also tried out a very creative ice cream flavor at the fair, called “White Chocolate Lemon”. The company, Milk Haus Ice Cream, combines different flavors and hand-makes all of their push-pops. It was very delicious, and definitely something I’d like to see grow in the area. Fargo has really boomed since I was a child, and I’m excited to see what other creative things come of it!

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Amy Tran is a senior studying Communication and Chinese with a Creative Writing minor. She is also involved in numerous other activities on campus, including Reslife, Intercultural Affairs, Djembe, band, and Student Government Association (SGA). She enjoys writing poetry, talking with her mother, and watching the occasional episode of Bob’s Burgers.