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Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas

To the editor:

It's been just short of two months since the Douglas County Fair and we have already begun to plan the 2018 fair. We have some fantastic entertainment already booked and will continue to plan for an even "better" 2018 fair.

We heard a lot of good comments and compliments regarding the 2017 Douglas County Fair. I want to extend a sincere thank you to our community, vendors, 4-H, FFA, Open class, MCM Carnivals, workers, volunteers, DCAA Board members and any others that had a part in making the fair a success.

I believe one of the keys to prepare for a great fair is to have everyone that participates be enthusiastic and committed to finding a way to bring more people to the fair. This is a community event we want to create that everyone wants to be part of. So as we plan for the 2018 I ask for your support and input. Become a Douglas County Agricultural Association member and come to the annual meeting on Oct. 24 at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Dinner is $10 and will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. We welcome you. Contact us at 866-656-3247, extension 716 or email by Oct. 20, 2017. DCAA membership is $5 and can be purchased online at or at the annual meeting.

Don Kleine

DCAA president

Alexandria, MN