The Nashville City Council approved a $5,000 sponsorship donation to the Washington County Fair at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 21.
Rhonda Mueller, a member of the county fair board, addressed the council about upcoming changes to this year’s fair. The fair, which will be held on July 9 through 13, will bring back a carnival from Clay County amusements, which offers a variety of attractions for children of all ages.
“We are gearing up for our 76th annual fair,” Mueller said. “This past year, we have tried to make different changes and improvements in the hope that this will build up the tourism and interest in Nashville itself.”
The county fair will also see the return of the Washington County Fair Queen pageant, with the ability of three tiers for participants: Junior Miss, Intermediate and the Queen. The winner of the Queen pageant will be able to compete for the state title in Springfield.
“We have received a lot of feedback from the local community, and we have really tried to take their suggestions to heart,” Mueller said.
Other improvements include pouring concrete under the grandstand bleachers, making the bathrooms more handicap accessible and eliminating the box seat area for safety reasons. Mueller said plans are being made to implement a Kids’ Day during the fair.
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