August 7, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 32

What Happened To Our Fair?

Remember county fairs of the past?

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I try to remember that “change” is good, but what has happened to our fair? With all of our time saving conveniences of today, why are there so few exhibits?

The majority of women today no longer garden or preserve produce, sew or even mend – therefore no exhibits in those areas.

What about livestock and grains, or the farm equipment and recreational displays? Do businesses no longer feel a need to promote their services, or why the lack of booths under the grandstand? Maybe we as individuals do not care enough to volunteer our time to make t...

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