At our August meeting two young men; Tristan Cahall and Kasey Canter, asked if they could help beautify the fairgrounds. Brad Wenstrup, our U.S. Representative to Congress donated $100.00 to Brown Co. Junior Fair. This money was to fund patriotic themes at the fair. These young men and others are going to paint murals on the walls and paint flag poles. They are going to replace a few flags in the arenas. They still have the $100.00 thanks to the vocational school for the templates to paint the mural and everyone donating services and materials for this project. The sheep dept. are giving a challenge to other Junior Fair Dept. for pictures of veterans and enlisted people for a display in their areas. Thanks to everyone who has shown their pride in our soldiers and veterans here in Brown Co.
The month of July was a wet mess for going to county fairs. July 13th I went to the Clinton Co. Fair and visited with Greta Gray; Clinton Co. fair board member, and her husband Mike. Enjoyed seeing David Drake, concession owner for Ice Cream there and at the Brown Co. Fair. Watched as the Emergency Response team went in to action with a severe thunderstorm headed for the fair grounds. I headed home to Brown Co. and the storm hit us about when I got home.
July 15th I visited the muddy Adams Co. Fair. Due to the wet conditions you had to park uptown West Union and ride shuttles to the fair. Enjoyed talking to C103 Brad Rolf and Rosie Young about how many people were still enjoying the activities. Congratulations to the Adams Co. Agricultural Society for all the improvements to Adams Co. Fairgrounds. Glad to report that the weather dried up. Everyone showed up for the weekend and had a good time.
Waited till Friday July 31 to visit the Clermont Co. Fair with my grandchildren Mike and Paige. Visited with Tom and Lori Cornwall and Brent Bair. Tom is the electrician for Clermont and Brown Co. Fairs. Brent Bair is the concession owner for fries and lemon shakeups there and the Brown Co. Fair. Sat and watched a goat obstacle course. Funniest class I ever watched. Grandpa wore out, so the kids went running around and I sat under some trees and watched everyone enjoying the Clermont County Fair.
August 5th I went to the Ohio State Fair to watch my Granddaughter Kayla and niece Amanda McQueary at the dog show. Kayla with her dog Sammy got a first in Obedience and 4th in Rally. Amanda wore the other competition out. Three dogs and I don't know how many ribbons and trophies she got. Want to congratulate all the Brown Co. Junior Fair kids who showed at the State level. You make us very proud here in Brown Co.
Finally August 7th I enjoyed the Chamber of Commerce Summer Fest in Mt. Orab. Many more booths and something for all ages to see and do. Stopped at Paul Hall's corn booth to see his new corn baker. This is going to be used at the Brown Co. Fair as a Junior Fair project. Please stop by and enjoy corn on the cob at its finest. Said hi to fellow board member Bob Hardyman and his wife Rhoda. Finally as I was leaving I stopped by Fayetteville Knights of Columbus Pork Tenderloin Booth. Mitch Erwin was busy making the delicious sandwiches and I took two home for my Mom and I to enjoy.
August 21, 22, and 23rd is the Bluegrass Festival at the fairgrounds. Remember to get your flier for Lee's Famous Recipe August 27th for the Sardinia Historical Society fund raiser. Highland Co. Fair is September 5th thru the 12th. The Winchester Caramel Festival is usually Labor Day Weekend.
Wanted to mention that the new Fair Books are here and get them where you usually do. Most of the fair board directors have some and you can get them at the fairgrounds but please call ahead to make sure someone is there. All your applications for Parade, Camper fee's, Floral Hall with the dates due are in it.