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Archive for Sunday, May 4, 2008

Fair schedule, events differ from past years

May 4, 2008

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The 10-member Douglas County Fair Board has made a few changes for this year's Douglas County Fair, July 25 to Aug. 3.

The 4-H awards ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 2, instead of Sunday, Aug. 3, before the livestock auction. Each year, about 100 4-Hers are recognized, and this will allow them to be honored while more people are at the fair.

The livestock auction, which attracts about 500 people, will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, about an hour earlier than past years.

The auction ring also will be moved closer to the doors in the community building to improve the access and air flow for 4-H families and buyers. The board discussed moving the livestock auction to Saturday but determined it wouldn't work logistically. Tara Flory, board president, said moving animals around during a high-traffic time would be dangerous.

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