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Fair Enjoys Record Crowd

By Staff | Aug 19, 2009

The Oak Ridge Boys were greeted by a record crowd at Town and Country Days Saturday night. The classic country group shared their favorites like Elvira and Bobbie Sue along with some songs from their latest project.

Merle Lemasters, president of the board of directors of Town and Country Days, reported that attendance was up this year despite the current economic conditions.

He stated the overall attendance was 26,000 and that Saturday was one of the largest crowds experienced by Town and Country Days in a long time. Saturday drew a crowd of 4,200 with some food concession stands running out of supplies toward the end of the evening.

Lemasters reported that good weather also played a part in the crowds each evening, with only a few showers on Monday’s opening day.

“Even the week passes to the fair were up this year,” added Lemasters. He commented that people might not have gone on vacations this summer, but they did go to the fair.

With Town and Country Days doing so well, Lemasters said he would like to thank all of the sponsors that helped support the fair, along with all of the volunteers and the hours they put in to make the fair run smoothly.

Lemasters would like to remind everyone that next year will be the 50th anniversary of Town and Country Days and they are working on the plans right now.

See more photos of the fair at http://cu.wetzelchronicle.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=311433.