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Lewis County Fair Needs Volunteers To Avoid Closing

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For one week in July the airfield at the Lewis County airport takes on a different role, as people from around the area come to the Lewis County Fair. It's a small group of people that makes the fair happen, and organizers said they need to get more help.

"You've got entertainment, you have the motorsports, you've got the fair queen stuff. I mean, there's so many avenues and approaches to be done, it takes a nice sized group to do it, to pull it off," said Randy Bush, who has been helping to organize the fair.

For some people in the area the fair is more than just a fun annual event. When travel or a vacation isn't possible, the fair provides another option for families to enjoy over the summer.

"This is the only thing they have to look forward to, because let's face it, times are hard, and expense-wise, to travel is very hard on families, so this makes it easier for them if they have someplace local to go," said Lewis County Commissioner Agnes Queen.

But Bush said the number of volunteers is dropping, not increasing. He said without more help, the board may be forced to cancel the event altogether.

"In order to get the fair off for next year, we've got to start planning now for our entertainment, our carnival, our motorsports, we have to start booking all that stuff now. That decision will have to be made this coming Wednesday night, next Wednesday night the 13," said Bush.

If you'd like to volunteer, that meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lewis County Courthouse.