Columbia Cityâ€™s fire department wetted down fresh shavings in the show barn, an annual tradition, in an effort to keep dust at a minimum for fair-goers during shows. Pictured above, Columbia City Fireman Mike McGregor is assisted by his son, Jake, Thursday night. See Page A5 for a schedule of fair events. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hay is stacked, show boxes are set, ice cream machines are working, the show barn is prepped â€” and the Whitley County 4-H Fair begins today.
Officials say this yearâ€™s animals were moved in Thursday without a hitch â€” figuratively.
â€śIt was a nice, cool evening,â€ť said Dave Addison with the Whitley County Extension Office. â€śThe weather made it less stressful on the animals.â€ť
In previous years, passers-by would consider taking a different route of travel on Lincolnway Thursday, because of the mile-long back-up of trucks and trailers.
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