Organizers: Fair will happen, with restrictions

The Elkhart Truth, Ind.
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Apr. 22—GOSHEN — The 2021 Elkhart County 4-H Fair will be held July 23-31 with safety restrictions in place, fair officials announced Thursday.

"The Elkhart County 4-H & Agricultural Exposition Inc. feels strongly that our community, local families and 4-H youth need our Fair to continue this summer and are doing everything in our power to make sure that happens while being financially responsible to ensure we are here for generations to come," a release from organizers said. "The COVID-19 situation is still rapidly changing from week to week. However, based on information provided to us by local authorities, the outlook is positive for large events to return this summer."

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