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Why does the P.C. Fair Bring So Much Joy?

This week marks my tenth Phillips County Fair. Prior to moving to Malta, I hadn’t experienced a county fair.

I love this time of year because it is the highlight for so many in our community. Fair time just feels different than any other time of the year.

In nearly every weather situation at the fair, including rain, heat, or clouds of mosquitoes, generally people are happy. There is a legitimate feeling of joy that radiates through the air.

Maybe it’s the fair burgers at the 4-H or Boy Scout booths. Maybe it is knowing that at the fair we don’t have to worry about work or chores. Maybe it’s t...


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