To the editor:
The Jasper County Fair is over for another year. I got the chance to sit and read some of last week’s papers tonight and see our county fair through the eyes of others who don’t get quite as involved as I have been over the years. It is really interesting and fun to pick up on their comments, excitement, interpretations, and views of the activities and events at the fair.
As a long time participant and supporter of the fair and now a volunteer who just loves the fair, thank you to the Daily News staff for stepping into the fair this year with such gusto. You never hesitated when called upon, and you took the time every day to check out the events and shows and the kids and their families that make our fair so great.
It has been so much fun getting to know all of you and showing off our county’s talent and future through your cameras and words.
As well, a thank-you to the Fair Board for another great fair. Thanks to President Dan Wasson and all of the board for being there for the youth and residents of Jasper County during our week at the fair.
These people are already working on the 2014 fair without missing a step. They deserve so much thanks and support from us for their efforts.
And lastly, thank you to those in Jasper County who come out to enjoy “Your Fair.” One comment I saw twice in the paper is that “we do it for the kids.” That’s so true and more. When we see the excitement on their faces and the smiles of our county’s kids and even the more seasoned exhibitors as they collect their projects and ribbons at the end of the day, we know we are doing a good thing.
There is a lot of talent in Jasper County and the Jasper County Fair is one of the best ways I know to put it out there, show it off, salute it and let it shine. Thanks to everyone for another great Jasper County Fair. I hope to see you all in July 2014.
Jasper County Fair Board