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Fair board president thanks county for successful 100 year anniversary fair

Moffat County Fair Board President Doug Winters speaks about the importance of the 100th anniversary of the Moffat County Fair during a recent meeting.

CRAIG — Moffat County Fair Board president Doug Winters expressed his thanks Tuesday to Moffat County commissioners for their support of the Moffat County Fair and their contributions toward making it a success.

Noting that this year marks the county’s 100th fair, Winters said he is honored to be a part of the Fair Board and believes in the men and women who work tirelessly to ensure the best fair possible. He said fair board members and volunteers dedicate countless hours to ensure the fair’s success.

What makes the fair happen is the participants, Winters said, from 6-year-olds to those in their 80s and 90s. Without those people, he said, there would be no county fair.

Citing a study of children who participate in 4-H or FFA, Winters said young people who are involved in these organizations are more likely to be successful in future endeavors, noting that participants learn leadership skills, the cost of raising an animal, communication skills, and how to work in groups. This, he added, boosts confidence and teaches good sportsmanship.

In thanking the commissioners for their ongoing support of the fair, Winters said he believes the community is a better place for having a fair and is excited to be a part of its 100 year anniversary.