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Fair board to meet June 1 to decide on holding county fair

Boone County Fair grandstand is usually a focal point for county fair activities in July, but the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new challenges for county fairs this year.
Boone County Ag Society has decided to hold a special meeting on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. to make a final decision on whether to proceed with the 2020 Boone County Fair, which is scheduled July 11-15.
The meeting will be in the fair office at the fairgrounds Event Center.
During its regular meeting on May 18, the fair board discussed all aspects of the fair, and conferred by teleconference with Tyler Woodard and Chuck Sepers of the East Central District Health Department on the possible relaxation of directed health measures (DHMs) due to COVID-19.
Dave Noble, fair board chairman, noted that Boone County had counted only three confirmed cases of coronavirus as of the meeting date, and is in a different position than area counties with many more active cases. At the same time, many of the fair entertainment events are intended to attract an audience from the entire region.
Complete story in the May 27 Albion News, print and e-editions.