Fair group asks for public support
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Dickinson County Fair Board has established a "Friends of the Dickinson County Fair" group for individuals and businesses to assist in funding some fair costs for the July 17-23 Dickinson County Fair.
"Everyone agrees that 2020 has been a crazy, mixed up year," Fair Board Treasurer Susan Reiser said. "The Fair Board is usually renting out the Expo and Community Building but because of COVID, we were forced to close the facility for the safety of residents. As a result of no rentals, the Fair Board is finding themselves short of funds to pay for the judges and youth premium awards at the fair this year."
To offset costs of $8,100 for those two items, the Fair Board recently established the "Friends of the Dickinson County Fair." It is the intent to hold community funds in this account so that the fair board can draw on the account when unexpected fair expenses occur.
"We are asking our awesome fair supporters to dig a little deeper in their pockets and become a Friend of the Dickinson County Fair," said Fair Board President Doug Loerts.
Checks can be mailed to:
Friends of the Dickinson County Fair
1602 15th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Questions can be directed to Fair Manager John Guthrie at 336-0479.
"By now people are tired of hearing 'together we can all get through this.' But in reality that is the truth," Reiser said. "It takes many to make things happen. We hope many will do their part to touch the lives and warm the hearts of our youth who really are our future leaders."
- 2020 Dickinson County Fair winds down (07/21/20)
DICKINSON COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE
|Sheep and goat||6:30-8:30 p.m. July 19||10 a.m. July 20|
|Rabbit||Virtual show — video due July 18||Live feedback/awards 9 a.m. July 18|
|Beef||4 p.m. July 20 (pen weigh in 8-9 p.m.)||8 a.m. July 21|
|Swine||5-7 p.m. (weigh in 7-8 p.m.)||8 a.m. July 22|
|Poultry||8 a.m. July 18||9 a.m. July 18|
|Pet||Poster show — poster due July 13 (July 15 for Clover Kids)||N/A|
|Horse||7-8 a.m. July 19||9 a.m. July 19|
|Static exhibits||Drop off: A-M 1-3 p.m. and M-Z 3:30-6 p.m. July 13||July 15 (no conference judging) Pickup: 12-5:30 p.m. July 22|