Labor Day at the Fair

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

Putting smiles on the children's faces. The Washington County Sheriff's Office gave away 30 new bikes Monday morning.

At the Washington County Fair, the sheriff's office tent was filled with excited kids who's name was picked to get a free bike from them and also, a new fitted helmet from the Marietta Health Department.

"Just something to give back to the kids. Something to do with our D.A.R.E. program, we really want the kids to be involved with law enforcement officers. We want them to see the law enforcement officers in their uniforms, so they are not afraid of them or anything like that," said Deputy Craig Brockmeier with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

With most people out of work and the kids out of school, Labor Day was an exciting day for the Washington County Fair.

"I think over all this fair was a great experience. I've had such a fun experience, such a great time," said Cecelia Tio, 2013 Washington County Fair Queen.

Tio says the animals this year were outstanding.

"Exhibitors did such a good job. We had awesome animals here this year, we have world class animals, which is really amazing. I know definitely in the cattle department, as well as all of the departments, and everything ran, I feel smoothly," said Tio.

The fair queen is also part of the junior fair board, where member Tyler Gutberlat says, he loves the fair but sometimes it's a love hate relationship.

"Ah, the fair for me, at least, it's a love, hate relationship, because when it's not happening you just can't wait for it to start. But then when it's happening, it's so much work, but it's worth it in the end," said Gutberlat.

Gutberlat says even with all the work, he loves it and his favorite part is the fair food. It makes it all worth while.

"I wanta say my favorite part is the food, and I know that's way over used, but it's true. You don't get deep fried food like that every day, nor would you want to, but fair time there is just something about it, everybody loves," said Gutberlat.

Tonight's performers included Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson, Texaco Country Showdown and the mini monster truck shows.

Tomorrow night is the demolition derby at 7 P.M.

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