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Left to Right: Illinois County Fair Queen Amella Marten, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Jim Olive.


Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently saluted Jim Olive for his effort to promote agriculture and strengthen the community through the Christian County Fair.


As part of the Illinois Office of the Comptroller’s “County Fair Day” at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Topinka presented County Fair leaders from throughout the state with proclamations celebrating Anniversary milestones.. Topinka specifically honored Jim Olive and the Christian County Fair Association.


“It is remarkable that Jim continues to contribute to this great tradition of 90 years,” Topinka said. “County fairs are often a great source of pride and the highlight of the summer for residents, providing an opportunity to bring neighbors together while promoting agriculture.”


The Christian County Fair is one of the 104 Illinois County Fairs that make up The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, or better known as the IAAF. The IAAF is an organization that promotes entrepreneurs and vendors supporting the fair industry.

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