Fair board votes for full fair, with modifications


No rides, reports Ag Society

Shown at last year’s fair are Adam Thompson with his 1,265-pound Grand Champion Market Beef steer and its buyers, who purchased it for a $7,850 premium at the Clinton County Junior Fair livestock sales.

Shown at last year’s fair are Adam Thompson with his 1,265-pound Grand Champion Market Beef steer and its buyers, who purchased it for a $7,850 premium at the Clinton County Junior Fair livestock sales.


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WILMINGTON — After much discussion from the Fair Board directors, county officials, and 4-H committee members, the board voted Monday night to move forward with as much of a full fair as possible with modifications.

“We will operate in 2020 with no rides due to our ride company’s ability economically to operate their business with several fair cancellations on their route. All other aspects of the Senior Fair are currently on, and being reviewed to determine the feasibility of meeting all the health department and governor’s guidelines along with the costs associated,” a news release from the Clinton County Agricultural Society stated.

The Ag Society will have more information in the coming days and weeks as its committees meet and other guidelines are released.

All camping will be permitted as well while following all camping guidelines.

As for the Junior Fair, the board expressed its commitment to help provide a program for the youth of Clinton County.

“We have the governor’s guidelines for Junior Fairs, and working closely with our health and county officials, we are confident we can put this program on,” added the release.

The news release asked for residents’ support including volunteer and donations to support the Junior Fair program, prepare the facilities and meet the guidelines that the governor and health officials have put in place.

Contact the Ag Society office or a board member if you would be willing to help at 937-382-4443.

Becoming an Agricultural Society member is also a great way to help support, the release said.

Shown at last year’s fair are Adam Thompson with his 1,265-pound Grand Champion Market Beef steer and its buyers, who purchased it for a $7,850 premium at the Clinton County Junior Fair livestock sales.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/06/web1_grnd_mkt.beef_.jpgShown at last year’s fair are Adam Thompson with his 1,265-pound Grand Champion Market Beef steer and its buyers, who purchased it for a $7,850 premium at the Clinton County Junior Fair livestock sales. File photo
No rides, reports Ag Society