Fair plans celebration for military

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The Trimble County Fair Board will salute military personnel from yesterday and today during next month’s Trimble County Fair.

The theme for the June 18-23 fair is “Honoring Our Veterans and Supporting Our Troops.” The fair board is planning a special ceremony to be held on Thursday, June 21, in honor of veterans and current members of today’s military service.

On Thursday, June 21, senior citizens ages 62 and older will be admitted to the fairgrounds free of charge as well as all military veterans and current military service personnel. The free evening comes due to the benevolence of the sponsorship of Signature Healthcare in Bedford. Current service members will be asked to display their military I.D. to gain admission.

Veterans are asked to provide their name, phone number, branch of service and the dates they served to Fair Board members Debbie Perry (502-255-3039) or Tracie Heveline (502-255-7203).

Veterans are encouraged to bring photo books, scrapbooks and other memorabilia from their military careers and meet with the public to answer questions. Plans are to have tables set up for this purpose.

Plans are in the preliminary stages but it is hoped to have patriotic music, a color guard and guest speakers participating in the June 21 ceremony.