"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
Great Fair, But...
by Mark Lange,posted Jul 29 2013 6:11AM
We couldn't have had a better weather run last week for the Knox County Fair. It was a week of cool temperatures and soft breezes and good crowds. There were so many good things I feel bad about bringing up a couple of points.
1.) The Open Class entries were few and far between. The quality was of the usual high standards, but the lack of entries is a sign of the times that make me sad. While they were as good as usual there were just a few canned goods, only a couple of carvings, and even the sewing projects seemed lacking. Not much canning, carving, or sewing going on in Knox County.
2.) The Commercial Building needs to be closed. Unless it's going to be a week of solid rain - and if it is not many people will come out anyway - the Commercial Building is dirty, dark, and lacks any kind of space that will positively allow businesses to display their wares. Close it down and move those folks up to the empty builidng that used to be filled with projects and displays.
3.) Put up more signage to get visitors to the various displays. Not everyone has been going to the fair since you started tractors with a crank on the front.