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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The beginning of the 88th annual Whitley County Fair, packed with fun, food and competition, is only a few days away.
The fair begins Friday and runs through July 19 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
â€śItâ€™s a perfect way for us to cultivate and teach our kids life lessons,â€ť said Whitley County 4-H Clubs Inc. President Cathy Heritier.
Without the support of the local community, Heritier said the fair would not be available to the public for free.
â€śEvery dime that is spent there is spent specifically to maintain and run that fairground,â€ť said Heritier. â€śWe will have events every night, and one of our biggest events will be the Rodeo to be held Saturday at 8 p.m.â€ť Tickets for the Rodeo will are $15. Volunteers are still needed at the fair. For more information, call Cari Juillerat at 609-7491 or Kyle Francis at 229-2874.