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To the Editor:
After much time and consideration, the decision has been made to keep with the original decision made on June 2 to cancel the 2020 fair. In an effort to support the many junior fair youth, an online and live auction will be held during the week of July 20, with the live auction on July 24. More information will be released on the auction in the near future.
Our fair board members have spent many restless nights taking into consideration every aspect of this decision. Board members love the fair, that’s why they spend the many countless hours and days that they do, to make the fair happen every year. The board’s goal is to provide a safe and educational environment for not just the youth, but everyone in our county. As we have seen, COVID-19 numbers have increased as restrictions have been loosened with the Responsible Re-start Ohio. Educating is a huge part of our duties as board members. Right here is a great life lesson. Life isn’t fair. Life is full of disappointment. We realize that our youth have spent hours and money preparing their projects. How you handle it right now, that is important. How are you going to let it define you?
This decision has weighed heavily on each board member’s heart. They do love the fair and want to ensure they make a responsible decision that ensures the fair will be able to come back better next year, but they need your support.
Membership or exhibitor passes will still be sold this year. They are $30. This money will be very important to the board as the income will help them make plans for next year. Membership allows a county resident to run for the board and allows you to vote. You must be a member of the society to do these things. Office hours will be posted for purchasing tickets, or you can mail a check to: Carroll Co. Ag. Society P.O. Box 263, Carrollton, OH 44615. Membership tickets will be mailed to you.
As we all move forward in this unchartered territory, let us remember to be kind. Judging is not up to you; think about that before you speak. There are always two sides to the story, make sure you find them out. Once spoken, it cannot be taken back.
Carroll Co. Ag Society
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