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Brown's Beacon Beat 8/21/14
Written by Darin Brown, General Manager   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:50 AM

I don’t have a lot of space this week, so I guess I’ll have to be brief....

The annual Monroe County Fair has started once again, and I was able to attend the parade on Monday night. There was a good crowd attending.

I have heard several complaints about the lack of a grand stand. I miss it too, but I’ll just say one thing: I saw it as it was being torn down. It was awful rotten, more so than I expected.

That being said, it definitely is not a good situation this year, and several vendors have cramped spaces in temporary tents. As anyone who knows me can attest (including a cousin who makes fun of me about it), I am paranoid about lightning. I wouldn’t feel very safe if a storm hit and I was in one of those tents. Hopefully this will be the only year this situation presents itself. 

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