General Admission - Rides Free - $8 Exhibitors (Season Ticket) - $20 Senior Citizen (Thursday Only) - $3 (no rides) Membership ( Adult County Resident Only) - $22 Jr. Fair Exhibitor - $2 Age 2 and under free admission (To ride rides must purchase from the ride company a $4.00 ride bracelet) *Mechanical Rides All Day w/Season, Membership/Jr. Fair Ticket - $4
The Brown Co. Agricultural Society wishes to thank God for the weather this past week. If you were in the parade or watching it you saw the Sun shining through the huge American Flag at the courthouse. It was a very special start for the 162nd Brown Co. Fair. God gave Brown Co. a week of great weather and you showed your support by attending in record numbers.
I don’t know anyone who wasn’t at the fair so I’ll just let you keep your favorite memory of the 2013 Fair. We saw family, old classmates, people that we both had worked with, and old friends. Bill Neal was the one who thought up the theme (Brown Co. Fair-A County Reunion) and he was right. Each day of the past week has become special for one reason or another.
Sunday before the fair the new F.F.A. & 4H building was dedicated to Harmon and Velva Neal. Becky Cropper started the dedication by sharing her interview with Harmon and Velva Neal. She first knew them when she became the 4-H agent here in Brown Co. Telling us about Velva wearing a clown suit the week of the fair and entertaining children. Harmon spoke afterwards about his love for the kids in Brown Co. who have went through the 4-H and F.F.A. programs here in our county. He feels they will make the leaders of tomorrow. He was proud to have the building dedicated to him and his wife.
We then went to the East side of the Fair Grounds and dedicated the Orville Whalen Merchant Building. Becky Cropper had nice words to say about Orville’s time spent on the board as director and President. With his little evil smile and his loving family beside him Orville’s love for the Brown Co. Fair shined through the words that he said. Orville’s leadership has guided the Senior Fair Board in presenting to you the Little State Fair.
I want to show my appreciation to the Brown Co. Horseman’s association for putting on the Western Horse Show in the back ring. We wish to congratulate our friend Denny Mulford for winning the Western Horse Championship.
From a 12 year old kid brought up on the streets of Detroit Michigan to a 66 year old senior citizen has been going by pretty fast. The last four years as a Fair Board director has given me and Lottie a lot of enjoyment. Ohio is a agricultural state, our state seal has shocks of corn and wheat. The kids that raise a rabbit in their backyard, to kids helping their mom’s and dad’s work the family farm 4-H and F.F.A. has always been here to help. Our fair highlights these kids that have been shown the right way to grow up. Please help us get the word out that we need 4-H and F.F.A. here in our home, Brown Co.
Will start writing again in January to keep you up on all the Brown Co. Fair news and want to thank all of you who said they read my stories. The 163rd Brown Co. Fair will start on September 22, 2014. Hope to see you there.
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This year starts out with Tuesday evening entertainment that includes Chris Higbee and Darryl Worley and ends on Saturday with our Talent Show. I still can remember that young man from Chicago singing Opera to a stunned full house in the Danny Gray Building last year. It has been a very successful addition to the Brown Co. Fair. The Entertainment Schedule was completed by Bob Hardyman.