Putnam County Fair time officially arrived Friday evening when the annual 4-H Fair Parade stepped off despite temperatures in the upper 90s and a downtown reading of 102 degrees. The Murat Shrine Motorcycle Club spells out its name early in the proceedings.
Fair Queen contestant Samantha Croan tosses a handful of candy to the crowd at Friday's Putnam County Fair Parade.
Emerging as the first-place Youth Division float was one of the most enterprising entries, created by the Greencastle Stars. The fair continues through July 30.