La Porte County Fair cancelled

 

The La Porte County Agricultural Association has annunced in a prepared release that the 2020 LaPorte County Fair, originally scheduled for July 12-18, has been canceled.

“For the last 174 years, the La Porte County Fair has been held without hesitation and the board is extremely proud of that,” said Steve Mrozinski, board president.

“However, our priority is the safety of all of those involved in making our fair great. After reviewing federal, state, and local guidelines, and knowing how quickly and easily the Covid-19 virus spreads in large groups of people, the board did not feel it would be possible nor prudent to have the Fair at this time. This is due in large part to the uncertainty around planning for large gatherings and ensuring proper implementation of Covid-19 safety protocols,” he said.

“Although an extremely difficult decision, the board decided that cancelling this year’s fair was in the best interests of all those involved,” Don Stoner, fair manager said. “However, this will allow us to focus our efforts on 2021 and what will still be the 175th year of the La Porte County Fair. The fair board will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the 175th fair will be one of the best.”

Those who have already purchased tickets for the fair or any musical acts, including for Toby Keith, will receive a separate communication from the fair office in the coming weeks as to how those tickets will be handled.

Any questions regarding 4-H should be directed to the Purdue Extension’s La Porte Office at (219) 324-9407.

11 Responses to “La Porte County Fair cancelled”

  1. John

    May 30. 2020

    Oh, of COURSE, cancel it! Absolutely cancel it! Run in fear, people, and make it your motto.

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    • Dave

      May 30. 2020

      Sometimes you just have to be responsible and cautious, John. Hopefully you’ll find something else to do with your summer.

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  2. Jim

    May 30. 2020

    There is nothing worse than fear to disrupt the normalcy in people’s lives. We have GOT to get back to normal and stop being afraid of every little speck of dust. Come on, people! Things have to open up. How long do you expect businesses to stay closed? Mayors and governors are little tyrants, despotically trying to rule the masses. People are getting fed up.

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    • Yikes! 😳

      May 31. 2020

      Never in all my years did I expect to see the word “despotically” used on WNLP! This certainly has become a highbrow website! Obviously Jim reads “enriching your word power” in Reader’s Digest.

      By the way… remove the third, fifth and six letters and you have “Red’s Digest”… congratulations Comrade Jim!

      By the way part II… despotically means living under tyrannical rule. I had to look it up. 😇

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  3. lawman

    May 30. 2020

    John-so glad we have you to tell us how fouled up we are all the time. please run for something and lead us out of darkness.

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  4. Jeff

    May 30. 2020

    You made the right choice. I had this crap. It worse then I every thought. I’d sure hate to see anybody else go though what I have this last month.

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  5. Scott

    May 30. 2020

    The sad thing is the majority of Americans live in fear from a virus with a 99% success rate.

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  6. Scott

    May 31. 2020

    Sure, hide under your desk from the nuclear bomb like it’ll help. This is NOT the deadliest disease we’ve ever encountered but it sure as hell is to our economy!

    “Fear will not prevent death, fear will only prevent life.”

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  7. JD

    May 31. 2020

    Should probably cancel everything with a crowd forever. This is never going away. It will take around a year or two to develop a vaccine. Then it has to be manufactured, and then sent out to the masses. Most of which won’t get the vaccine. Last year fewer than half of all americans received the flu vaccine.

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  8. Janey

    May 31. 2020

    Jim is actually quite well educated. He has three college degrees, so is entitled to use whatever big words he wishes. He and John are good buddies, and they even like me, too!

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