Mike Drea (center), secretary of the Christian County Agricultural Fair Association board, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. Program chair for the meeting was Raedena Ryan (left). Will Perkins (right), Kiwanis president, presided at the meeting.
TAYLORVILLE KIWANIS HEARS ABOUT CHRISTIAN COUNTY AG FAIR AT WEEKLY MEETING
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the history and tenure of the Christian County Fair, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Mike Drea, long-time secretary of the Christian County Agriculture Fair Association board, told Kiwanis members about how the fair started, and plans for this year's fair, which is July 25th thru the 29th at the Fairgrounds on Taylorville's southwest side.
The Christian County Ag Fair Association was organized in 1924, making this year's fair the 94th edition.
Drea added that this year's fair schedule is full of livestock and 4-H judging, as well as nightly grandstand events. Tuesday night are the Queen and Baby pageants, Wednesday night features stock car races, Thursday night is the truck and tractor pulls, Friday night is the stock truck pull, and Saturday night to round out this year's Christian County Fair is the always-popular Demo Derby.
Admission and parking are both free.
Drea said the Fair continues to flourish, because of the volunteer efforts of the 30-person board. Due to their continued efforts in raising money thru-out the year, renovated rest rooms will be ready for fairgoers this year, costing some 40-thousand dollars.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.