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Fair board honors Dyrstad

George Dyrstad holds the plaque that was given to him by Douglas County Fair Board Secretary Dale Bucholz (left) and President Earl Anderson. (Contributed)

George Dyrstad received a plaque last Tuesday for 47 years of continuous service on the Douglas County Fair Board.

A “Board Member Emeritus” plaque was presented by Fair Board President Earl Anderson and Secretary Dale Buchholz at the organization’s annual meeting.

Dyrstad is retiring from the physical service but is keeping his title. Fair board members noted that he was instrumental in the success of the Douglas County Fair over the years, describing him as one of many cogs of the Ferris wheel.

“It takes many people’s time and talents to make it all work,” fair board members said in a news release. “There’s been a great group of people involved in putting the fair together and in making it all work.

“It’s been known as a place to bring the whole family for good clean fun, where 4-H’ers compete and meet friends, new and old, where neighbors come to visit, where the town folk come to see what the country folk have been up to and everyone gets involved,” the fair board continued. “There is singing and dancing and entertainment galore, young and old, for everyone. New things, old things, all kinds of things you will find. How do you find a place that is pleasing to all? Where do you find a food that anyone would like? Where, but at the Douglas County Fair.”

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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