Do not be fooled.
Just because the snow is on the ground and the turkey is in the oven, don't think the Fair staff is sitting around eating popcorn. Especially maintenance, (that means Oran) is out there trying to get things winterized, cut down broken limbs, set up for Christmas parties and get all the boats and motor homes covered for the winter. Kathy is already planning the Gymkhana series and the Classic Horse show. Willo is planning all the awards for next year's Fair. (Look for a letter asking for help on that one). And I'm working on a slew of upcoming events; from a film festival to an Over The Line tournament. There's talk of a rib and/or chili cook-off at next year's County Picnic, co-sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. Now's the time to get it all planned, because before you know it, the snow is gone and we're back to around the clock action. Please be careful this holiday season, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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John is the CEO of the Plumas Sierra County Fair. He lives in Portola and has been coming to the Fair in Quincy since he was a young boy. Chipper has allowed his name to be used in the title of this blog, but the viewpoints are all John's.