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Fair office bustling as event draws near

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

The secretary's office at the Huron County Fairgrounds is bustling with activity to get ready for the big week.

The fair is slated for Aug. 13 to 18.

"We do a little bit of everything," Fair Secretary Pat Coy said. There is more to the fair than meets the eye. "Everything you see on the fair needs a contract with us," Coy said.

She is busy working on those and arranging spaces for concession and food vendors.

The secretary's office is only open for one month of the year, so there's a lot to do during that time. The ladies there are responsible for answering the phones, renting out the grounds, handling sponsorships, doing an inventory of all the necessary supplies, selling tickets to all the events and lining up entertainment for the Veteran's Pavilion.

Also, "the girls are taking entries" Coy said. Whether it's for animals, projects, food, etc., the deadline to enter is Tuesday. Besides recording the entries, the office prints off tags for each entry so that it can be judged.

A big project for this year was for the campers.

"We've upgraded the campgrounds and some of the fair people have been working real hard on that," Coy said. They are still renting out available space for camping, and also working on new signs to go on the campground and in the grandstands.

Not only is the office preparing for the fair, but other groups help to get the fairgrounds in top condition. Christie Lane cleans the grounds and the grandstands and also keep up some flowers. Many 4-H Club groups also have contributed, doing projects that involved painting buildings, planting flowers and cleaning the benches and grandstands.

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