County fair dates set for Aug. 9-12

The Marion County Fair Board has set the dates for the 2000 fair as Aug. 9-12.

The later dates were chosen to accommodate the hiring of a new carnival for the midway, according to Vida Bartel, board chair.

The board has signed a one-year deal with a new carnival, and already has signed a deal with a different carnival for the years 2001, 2002 and 2003. The dates of the fair will be about the same as this year?s, Bartel said.

In addition to past favorites like the rodeo and demolition derby, this year?s fair will include several new entertainers, including singer Lorena Prater and her band, Western Reunion.

The annual fair tabloid, which includes information about entertainment and competition entries, will be published with the July 5 issue of the Hillsboro Free Press.

This year?s theme is, ?Fun at the Fair.?

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