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Editorial: County fair shines with assistance of unheralded


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The 57th Bartholomew County 4-H Fair concluded on a high note Saturday with a record livestock auction, the last day of midway rides and a demolition derby.

An average of about 15,600 people visited the fairgrounds daily, highlighted by 24,500 on July 9. This year’s fair drew more than 1,000 exhibitors, featured 18 4-H clubs and was boosted by the work of 130 volunteers.

But this great slice of Bartholomew County life and heritage doesn’t come off successfully without the additional support of two key groups: Fair board members and livestock buyers.

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