WHEREAS,    for the past 24 years, the Albemarle County Fair has entertained tens of thousands of guests during its annual production; and


WHEREAS,    the Albemarle County Fair is unique in many ways and was founded by a group of community spirited people who wanted something special for their neighbors and friends to enjoy and enrich their lives;


WHEREAS,    the theme of the Fair has always emphasized the County's agricultural and forestal heritage; and


WHEREAS,    the Albemarle County Fair is a non-profit corporation operated by dedicated volunteers, officers and directors; and


WHEREAS,    the Albemarle County Fair offers a friendly, safe atmosphere conducive to families and their children, and it is unique in the state in that all food and drink is sold by local non-profit organizations as an opportunity for them to raise monies for their worthwhile programs; and


WHEREAS,    the Albemarle County Fair supports agricultural and rural lifestyles, offers exhibits of home-art skills, crops, large livestock, small livestock and poultry, holds competitions in livestock and numerous other farm skills, and presents nightly entertainment for all to enjoy;


NOW, THEREFORE,              I, Dennis S. Rooker, Chairman, on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the week of 



                                                  AUGUST 2, 2005 THROUGH AUGUST 7, 2005


                                             ALBEMARLE COUNTY FAIR WEEK


and urge all citizens to actively participate in the scheduled activities and programs sponsored and supported by the more than 250 regional  volunteers, public and area businesses.


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