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.