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Share your favorite fair memories

The Great Douglas County Get Together, otherwise known as the fair, is celebrating 125 years of history this summer.

The Echo Press will once again be in the thick of things, taking tons of photos and videos and putting together expanded coverage special sections about the fair.

This year, we're asking readers to add to the fun by sharing their favorite memories of the Douglas County Fair.

There's a lot of ground to cover.

Those in their 80s may remember what the fair was like back in the late 1930s. What was the food like back then? Were there any rides? How many people turned out? What were the most popular things to do?

In the decades since then, the fair has gone through more changes than you can shake a porkchop-on-a-stick at. We'd like to hear special memories from all those eras, right on up to the present day.

We plan to include the reader reminisces in a story prior to the Douglas County Fair, which runs from August 15-18.

So send a few sentences of your favorite fair memories to, Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308; fax them to (320) 763-3258, or drop it off at the newspaper office at 225 7th Avenue East.

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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