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Setting up for the fair


September 12, 2019

Michele Smith

The Columbia County Fairgrounds was buzzing with activity early last week as judges prepared for the annual fair. Rori Budden (l) and Ellen Heath were Fine Art judges

DAYTON-Setting up for the fair last week was no easy task. Just ask Rose Engelbrite, the Superintendent in charge of the Pavilion.

Englebrite referred to last Wednesday as "panic day." She said the booths had to be set up by 10 pm that night for the next day's judging of them.

When she came on board eighteen years ago, Englebrite said bales of straw were used to divide the entries. Now the booths are constructed out of wood frames.

"It's really changed a lot," she said.

There were over thirty booths in the Pavilion, featuring food preservation, garden and produce, baking, floral, fine art...

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