In June 16 Issue
There was an eery, quiet feeling on Sunday morning at Veterans Fairgrounds. Gone were most of the carnival rides, the vendor booths were vacant and the throngs of folks who filled the fairgrounds last week.
We’ve come to the close of the 116th Russell County Jaycees Fair and fair officials say they were pleased with the turnout of the 8-day event.
The various forms of entertainment each night along with Belle City Amusements provided folks with an array of choices each evening.
We’d like to commend the Jaycees for all their hard work and planning that went into the fair this year. As county fairs around the state struggle the Russell County Jaycees Fair continues to be a beacon of light and a model for many to follow.
Jaycees President Dwight Richards and Fair Manager Robbie Morgan provided the leadership necessary for the Jaycees to put on another good week this year.
With the weather during fair week being dry and hot it brought back memories to many of when the fair was held in mid to late August.
The sweltering fair evenings coupled with the smell of fair food and the familiar fair sounds made the week one to remember.
Here at the Times Journal and Russell County News-Register we want to thank the Jaycees for allowing us to cover the Jaycees Fair and for providing us with many of the results from various events at the fairgrounds.
We look forward to next year’s Jaycees Fair and know that preparation is already underway for 2012, even as the grounds are picked up from this year’s fair.
We know that the summer fun isn’t over yet because we can see beyond the horizon. The city of Jamestown is in its final stages of planning for this year’s Lakefest celebration and we look forward to being a part of it as well.