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FLORIDA FAIR NEWS CONTINUED……………...………………………………….…. Going Retro, Back To The 70’s

A is for Apple, G is for Green! Pes Rlae Sb itd B ac ony Fi rs ees umte y Pso Cut ar The 64th annual Pasco County Fair will kick off Monday,

Feb. 21, 2011, and run through Sunday, Feb. 27. The seven-day fair will carry the theme “C’mon Get Happy.” “With this year’s theme you can say we are ‘Going retro,

back to the ’70s.’ Everyone will remember the old ‘Partridge Family’ show, with their opening theme song: ‘C’mon Get Happy,’” said Tracy J. Thompson, annual Fair chairman. “We feel our Fair is a happy, fun place for fami- lies to come and have a good time, so we want our theme for 2011 to be an open invitation for everyone to C’mon Get Happy, and enjoy all the Fair has to offer.” In keeping with the retro theme, we have an entertain-

ment icon from the ’70s that will be appearing at the 2011 Pasco County Fair --- Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop. Mallory Lewis is the daughter of the late Shari Lewis, the woman who created the world-famous puppet. “We are already getting a lot of attention after announcing Mallory and Lamb Chop are coming to the Fair,” Thompson said. Lewis and Lamb Chop will be sharing the stage with Ron

Diamond, performing his popular magic, illusion and hyp- nosis shows. Also lined up for 2011 is The Fearless Flo- res Thrill Show; Robinson’s Racing Pigs; Statue Viva, a living statue; Richard Renner’s Recycle Cycle; and Kenny Ahern, physical comic. “We are very “happy” with our talent line up, Thompson said, adding that in addi- tion to this daily entertainment there is special featured entertainment each day.” The Little Roy and Lizzy Show will provide bluegrass

music on Wednesday and gospel music with The Nelons and LeFevre Quartet will be featured on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will include our PRCA-sanctioned Champion- ship Rodeo and Sunday will close out the Fair with the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby. All the entertainment and shows are free with Fair admis-

sion of $8 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 6-12). Parking is also free. Jim A Ward, general manager, stated that once again the

Fair will promote $3 Tuesday where everyone will be ad- mitted to the Fair for $3 on that day. This promotion was started at our 2010 Fair and proved to be a big winner with fairgoers, Ward said. “It’s our way of giving back to the community --- reducing the Fair admission so everyone has a chance to come and enjoy all the Fair has to offer.” In addition to all the entertainment and shows, the Pasco

Fair also has some of the best Fair food around, along with a great midway provided by Wade Shows, plus livestock shows, community, school, art, and commercial exhibits, plus quilts, jams, jellies and plenty more to complete an old -fashioned, but up-to-date, county Fair. We invite everyone to join us in 2011 and “C’MON GET HAPPY.” We promise you’ll be glad you did.

Submitted by Manny Martinez, Manager, Martin County Fair The Martin County Fair Association (MCFA) as “Our Win-

dow to Your Agricultural Heritage” is proud to continue our ongoing efforts in agricultural and environmental educa- tion. Combined efforts of local educators and agricultural experts forming our Ag Education Committee brings vital programs to the forefront of our Fair. The committee, chaired by retired educator Cathy McCartney, utilizes re- sources offered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and agricultural-based businesses to present fun, educa- tional activities to our Fair goers. The “Milk a Cow” and “Farmer for a Day” programs have been of immense suc- cess for our local youth. Not only are these programs of great enjoyment but they also encourage dialogue with parents and educators. MCFA is also proud to partner with local growers, 4H, FFA

and the Master gardeners program to offer gardening and produce expertise to our community. County residents are now enjoying patio and raised bed gardens as well as fresh “U Pick” produce. Our Environmental Building now in its third year (2011) is

expected to be a continued success. This program initiated in 2008 by Associates Kirk and Jayne Harness, resulted in a 2009 Environmental Stewardship nomination. We look for- ward this Fair to many creative “green” contributions from our Associates and community. All can agree that agricul- tural and environmental education are vital to the health of our counties, state and nation. Our Florida Fairs are in the unique and exciting position to take the initiative with these programs. The Martin County Fair Association looks forward to our

2011 fair with its many diverse events held February 11th- 19th. We extend a warm welcome for you to visit with us and wish all of you the very best of success with your “Florida Fair!”

Federation Traveling Exhibits Available Register Now For Spring Fairs

The Federation has numerous traveling exhibits that can be utilized by Fairs to help meet Chapter 616 crite- ria and to help educate the public about agriculture. These are great exhibits and are provided at minimal costs to our Federation Fairs. Reservation forms can be found on the web-site under “Traveling Exhibits”. Reservations will not be accepted until forms are re- ceived with payment. Forms need to be filled out and returned to Jeanne Keaton as soon as possible.

Information on this program can be found on our web- site at under Traveling Exhibits in the left hand column.


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