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Solomon reports good results from Great Northern Fair

 

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Great Northern Fair Manager Tim Solomon told the Hill County Fair Board this week that the 2010 fair, held in July, saw good numbers and good returns.

"The little robot did a good job," board Chair Bert Corcoran said, referring to a robot operated by remote control with its operator talking to fairgoers through a transmitter.

He said the food booths, overall, did very well.

"(They) are right up there with the record," he said.

The carnival saw good numbers, although they were nowhere near a record amount, he said.

Several members of the board commented that the cooler weather during the first several days of the fair probably helped with attendance. When the temperatures soared on the last day of the fair, the numbers dropped off, with the weather probably the cause, they said.

No members of a committee comprised of community members which put together and managed the rodeo at this year's fair attended the meeting, but Solomon said it seemed to run smoothly and had good attendance.

"It actually went fairly well," Solomon said. "It's not anything extreme compared to what we had in the past, but it's decent numbers."

He said he has not heard from the committee members as yet how the rodeo did as far as the organizer's expectations went, or if the members intend to continue managing the rodeo at future fairs.

"It looks like, overall, it was a great fair," board member Tom Farnham said.

 
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