The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Iesha Toft
S-N Contributor 

Flashback to fair

Past Clay County Fair memories shared


September 17, 2020


Michael Maurer let a tiny fair-goer pet his prize rooster at the 1997 fair.

There are things in this beautiful world that flood us with joy and refresh our souls every year.

For some, it's the lights and togetherness of Christmas, the blossoms of spring, or the warmth of a summer breeze. Here in Clay County, however, there is truly nothing comparable to the almost-autumn smells and sounds of fair time.

COVID-19 has struck another blow to our calendars, making this the fifth cancelation of the World's Greatest County Fair in history. For those of us that live and breathe the annual event, it is just another reminder that 2020 can take a hike, that past memories are...

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