The Brown Co. Agricultural Society was honored to host an estimated 10,000 visitors to the Vietnam Wall Memorial. I personally saw two groups of Georgetown students walking from school to see the Memorial. Over 1700 young adults from schools all over this area attended. More than just a chapter in a history book, I hope this event is a reminder to them what we owe our veterans. Very proud of Brown Co. supporting the parade along Route 68 with huge American Flags honoring the wall as it traveled to the fairgrounds. Over 350 motorcycles and countless others led the truck here. The story we were told about one Vietnam Veteran visiting the wall was heartwarming. The Brown Co. H.E.R.O. committee are to be thanked for their dedication in bringing this wall to our county. As a final tribute, the H.E.R.O. committee are placing a monument at the fairgrounds honoring the Vietnam soldiers from Brown Co. who died serving their country.
Congratulations to Anna Turner and Grace Burrows for winning our fairbook contest. Please read their accomplishments in the Brown Co. Fairbook when it comes out in late August. Start planning your summer visits to the county fairs around this area. Clinton Co. starts July 8th. Adams Co. starts July 19th. Clermont Co. starts July 23rd. Ohio State fair starts July 26th. Ross Co. fair starts August 5th. Highland Co. starts September 2nd. The 166th Brown Co. fair starts September 25th.
Crops and gardens are all being started and as a reminder the Brown Co. Pumpkin contest is a big event now at the fair each year. Prizes of $300; $200; $100; $75; $50; and $25 dollars are awarded to the 6 largest pumpkins grown this year. We want to thank: Georgetown Farm Supply, Cherry Fork Farm Supply, and Winchester Ag. Service for sponsoring this contest.