Decatur County Fair Committee Meeting- 6/17/24

The Decatur County Fair Committee met on June 17, 2024, at 6 pm. 

The Miss Decatur County Queen Contest will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024, at 7:00 pm at the Greensburg High School. The fair committee approved the same amount of $500 to be given to the winner to offset her expenses throughout her duties at the fair and other times of the year. 

It was mentioned how great the buildings and cases in the Farm & Home Building look. It was noted that the Open Class is falling into place and they have a few more volunteers. 

WTRE will be all over the fair this year broadcasting events including the Fair Parade and they will have a live show each evening at 5 pm in the Farm & Home Building. 

The Horse Arena’s new sound system is operational and sounds great.

Mark Koors updated the committee that Globe Asphalt has donated the time and material needed to fill cracks throughout the fairgrounds and will do the cracks and lines at the Extension office soon. 

Many of the same sponsors are sponsoring this year’s fair with new ones being added as well. 

The back road to the track should be completed this week. 

Due to Best Way Disposal no longer renting Port-A-Lets, they are accepting bids for 20 port-a-lets that will require daily cleaning. These bids are due by noon June 28, 2024, with the opening of these bids at the July 1, 2024 Commissioners meeting.

The fair parade currently has 54 entries. The Fair Parade is July 14, 2024 Line-up begins at 1 pm and the parade begins at 3 pm. We will have 4 categories that each entry will be judged on:

Most Enthusiastic $50 prize 

Best Design $50 prize

The entry that adheres to the fair parade theme $50

Best 4-H/Youth entry $50

The fair will be July 11-17th.

The committee also spoke about the Fair Committee that is being formed before the 2025 4-H Fair. 

The next Fair Committee meeting will be on July 2, 2024, at 5 pm at the Fairgrounds.

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