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Medina County Fair scales back during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Medina County Honest is holding simply the Junior Honest this yr. Organizers are protecting well being and security entrance of thoughts throughout pandemic.

MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina County Honest isn’t the identical this yr, however organizers had been decided to do no matter they might for the youthful members that look ahead to the occasion annually. 

So the board determined to host simply the Junior Honest.

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“It’s totally different having to put on masks within the present ring and all through the truthful,” says junior exhibitor, Kaitlyn Clifford. “Additionally, not seeing little children having fun with the animals all day, it’s unusual to get used to.”

Clifford has been exhibiting steers and goats on the Medina County Honest for 10 years. It’s change into an vital a part of her life.

“I look ahead to exhibiting them yearly and simply attending to see the individuals annually, since you don’t see all of them yr spherical,” says Clifford.

Moreover being scaled again to only a Junior Honest, there’s additionally no occasions on the grandstand, no rides and no basic public. The Honest Board made the occasion invitation solely, permitting exhibitors to ask 10 family and friends members to attend. 

Masks are additionally required inside buildings, hand sanitizing stations are peppered all through the grounds, some areas have a technique journey instructions they usually’ve designated microphones to judges and auctioneers so there’s no sharing.

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“We’re within the enterprise to acknowledge that we’re right here to have a good if in any respect potential,” says Chuck Stiver, the Medina County Honest Board President. “We’re additionally right here to honor the youths’ exhausting work.”

The board additionally determined to postpone the celebration and marking of their 175th anniversary till subsequent yr. They’re hoping by then that this occasion will look extra just like the truthful that these in Medina County have come to know and love throughout its lengthy custom.

Stiver says, “We’re trying ahead to subsequent yr. We hope we’re out from underneath this COVID-19 umbrella. So, we’re going to rejoice our 175th, we could name it our 175th plus.”

Clifford says, “I hope it goes as regular subsequent yr, for everybody.”

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