Logan County Extension Agent Chris Milam spoke to magistrates Tuesday during their bi-monthly fiscal court meeting bringing information about Logan County’s Fair to be held July 26 through Aug. 2. Milam wanted to set the record straight about the event and what would be offered to the public.
Milam attended Tuesday after recent comments had been made by columnist Dick Dickerson criticizing the fair, the board which runs it, and the extension office that helps provide space for the fair.
Dickerson had said in a previously published column that the “fair board is a near non functioning and broken outfit.” He also mentioned that Logan County has a multi-million dollar agriculture complex sitting on the by-pass in Russellville with several professional staff and several support staff. He claimed in his column that in most counties these are the actual people that see that there is an outstanding county fair.
Milam told the court Tuesday the fair board had been working very hard for sometime on preparing for the event, and listed numerous plans that had been made in which he feels will be enjoyable for the citizens of the county.
“We are excited to be bringing lots of activities this year,” said Milam, mentioning a youth horse, lamb, goat and pig show, several 4-H exhibits, along with fruits and vegetables, a tractor pull, concert and carnival rides. “The board hopes to see lots of citizen participation this year, and invites everyone to come out and enjoy themselves,” Milam said.
Citizen Ernie Ezell from the Chandlers community attended Tuesday’s meeting and made a comment about the fair and it’s board soon after Milam sat down.
“I compliment Chris, Lonnie (Epley) and the fair board, they are doing a great job, despite what Dick Dickerson says,” said Ezell.