Letter about fair

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Douglas,

After Bertha Rand’s presentation about plans for the 2013 Essex County Fair at our recent March meeting, Westport Town Supervisor Dan Connell shared that the County may be interested in disposing of ownership of the Fair Grounds in Westport.

After discussion, the Chamber unanimously instructed me to write to you and the County Board of Supervisors to express our concern for the Fair. We believe the Summer Fair should continue. Furthermore, we urge the supervisors to negotiate a plan where the Fair not only continues, but also the use of the grounds is expanded. A professional event organizer-promoter, possibly hired on a commission basis, should be engaged to schedule events from May through October. Let’s allow the Fair grounds the opportunity to maximize its potential!

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing our concerns with the full Board of Supervisors.

Dee Carroll

Westport Chamber of Commerce

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