Letter to the Editor

Fairground Endowment kick-off great

Friday, August 12, 2011

To the Editor:

On Sunday, July 10, the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment Advisory Committee held the 2011 Putnam County Fair Kick-Off Party at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building.

The event began with our emcee, Ken Torr, sharing a history of the fair with a high school term paper composed by Ethan Stephenson. Reflections of the Fair was given by Jim Baird and Stephanie Berry.

An overview of the new Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment fund was given by Lauralee Baugh, Elaine Peck and Ray Poynter Jr. Al Harwood closed with information regarding the 2011 Putnam County Fair.

Ice cream sundaes were served by the Jolly Juniors 4H Club and entertainment provided by "Whatever Four."

We would like to thank our sponsors of the event: Co-Alliance and Land O' Lakes for making this great event possible. We would also like to thank the Putnam County Extension Office staff, Jolly Juniors 4-H Club, Ethan Stephenson, Steve Cash, Putnam County Community Foundation, Ken Torr, Al Harwood and the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment Committee.

Ray Poynter Jr.

Chairman of Putnam County

Fairgrounds Endowment Committee