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Big opening weekend attendance at Boone County Fair.

Outstanding attendance highlighted the opening Sunday of the 2021 Boone County Fair entertainment events.
Rain showers limited attendance on opening day, Saturday, July 10, for outdoor events. The tractor pull scheduled for Saturday afternoon was canceled.
Fair skies on Sunday brought big crowds for the fair worship services, parade, kids pedal tractor pull and activities on the grounds.

Best of Theme float by Junior Pirates 4-H Club, Petersburg.
The Fair Parade had 74 entries, which is the largest in the past 10 years, according to Dana Mangelson, parade chairman, and there were many spectators on the route. All Boone County teachers were featured as Parade Grand Marshals.
A huge grandstand crowd attended the Tanner Pelster Memorial Races featuring 135 cars, including the Malvern Bank Super Late Models, Sunday night.
The racing event had outstanding attendance, estimated at 3,000, and racing extended past midnight.
Ed Novacek’s farmscape earned a Best of Show award.
HONORED PARTICIPANT – Clareen Prothman (right), 91, of Albion, was honored at the Boone County Fair for her blue ribbon embroidered tea towel open class exhibit. The award was presented by Jeryl Kettelson, left. Clareen has entered embroidery, as well as blankets and breads, over the past 50 years.
Large crowds were anticipated for the Monster Truck show on Monday night, as well as the Tuesday night concert featuring Sawyer Brown and special guest Parmalee.
Chances of rain were in the Tuesday and Wednesday forecast.
See the Albion News/Boone County Tribune, print and e-editions, for full fair coverage.