95 years at the fair
PRINCETON — When it comes to attending the Bureau County Fair, Coyla Harris of Princeton is no doubt the record-holder — having attended every county fair for the last 95 years.
Harris, who will be 96 years young in November, plans on being at the Bureau County Fair on Thursday for Senior Citizens Day. She’ll come early and leave late.
Looking back on the last 95 years, Harris said the only time she came close to missing the county fair was the year her daughter Margaret was born on Aug. 17. Back in those days, women stayed in the hospital about 10 days after having a baby, but Harris told her doctor she had a record to keep and she needed out of the hospital in time to get to the fair. And that’s just what happened.
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