From the editor’s desk
It’s fair week! Even though I’m considerably older than I was when the fair meant riding the tilt-a-whirl until my entire world was spinning and eating enough cotton candy to send me into oblivion, the thought of fair week still gets me excited. OK, I don’t eat cotton candy anymore, and the idea of rides that spin in two different directions kind of makes me sick just thinking about it ... yet there’s something intrinsically special about the Bureau County Fair that makes my heart smile and my memories run rampant.
The 158th Bureau County Fair runs from Aug. 21 through Aug. 25, and like every year, there will be something there for everyone — from the very youngest child to the very oldest child at heart. Check out the schedule of events on the back of today’s newspaper. It’s exciting, and a lot of people spend a lot of time, energy and money to make sure you and your family have a great time at the second longest running county fair in the state.
I hope you’re planning on visiting your local county fair, which ultimately needs your support. And if you will, make sure you take the youngsters in your life, who will, no doubt, develop many memories — just like we have done. Anybody who grew up around here has a pocketful of Bureau County Fair memories. Help the young people in your life create their own recollections of this time-tested tradition. See you at the fair!