There are two upcoming events that I’d like to draw your attention to this month. One is a county event and the other is a city event.
The Lake County Fair will be held from Tuesday, August 12th through Sunday, August 17th. The Fair has a long and proud history in Lake County. The Lake County Agricultural Society was established in 1840 and the first County Fair was held in 1850 at a site along Bank Street in Painesville. In 1911 the Fair was moved to its current site.
The Lake County Fair Board, headed by Willoughby resident and businessman Dick Parker, works tirelessly the whole year to provide a great agricultural, educational and entertainment event. There really is something here for everyone.
I hope you take the opportunity to visit the Fair this year; especially if it’s been a few years since you last attended. I know you’ll have a great time. If you want more information you can visit the Fair’s web site at www.lakecountyfair.org.
On Saturday, August 16th the Heart of Willoughby will hold its Last Stop Willoughby celebration in Downtown Willoughby. If you haven’t attended in the past you’ve missed a great time. You can get an idea of the many activities offered by visiting http://heartofwilloughby.com/last-stop-willoughby/ and clicking on the photos for 2013. You can also “like” the Last Stop Willoughby Facebook page.
The Heart of Willoughby is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year. These hard working folks are responsible for the Saturday Market. Along with being a big part of our downtown during the summer, the proceeds from the market have been used to contribute to Christmas decorations and provide snow removal for the downtown sidewalks. The Last Stop Willoughby celebration is a one day event, including a parade at 2:00pm (kids, bring your bags for candy). I really hope you can attend the event this year. It’s a great time.
Have a great month.