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Greene Co. Legislature hears plans for Youth Fair

Apr 08, 2015 8:10 am
Ryan Anglim is reporting in The Daily Mail on recent organizational changes at the Greene County Agricultural Society, host of the annual Greene County Youth Fair. Tara Licata of Greenville was elected president of the Agricultural Society, and Andrea Macko, also of Greenville, was chosen vice president, in October. Licata and Macko made a presentation recently to the Greene County Legislature on the plans for event this year, set for July 23 through July 26 at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo. During the presentation, legislator Vincent Seeley, who represents Catskill, asked if the Society might be willing to move the fair to another location within the county. Seeley said, “Having it in New Baltimore or Coxsackie would be great because it would draw Albany down." Licata said the Society attempted to identify other venues, but state regulations governing the festival are strict. She said the park in Cairo meets those requirements. Held each year in late July, the fair is free and offers entertainment for all ages. Its purpose is to celebrate the accomplishments of the community's children in an effort to preserve the county’s agricultural legacy. The Society is a non-profit organization responsible for furthering agricultural education within the county. The organization’s membership consists of a diverse group including farmers, teachers, nurses and business owners. This fair this year is dedicated to Greene County Legislator Wayne Speenburgh of Coxsackie, who said he has attended all but one of the past 60 fairs. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.