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Different perspective

Regarding the letter [“Expensive frivolity,” Aug. 26], I believe that if you were involved in the Nevada County Fair you would see it differently.

My family has lived in Nevada County for 14 years and attended the fair as many days as possible, even while living in Truckee.

As a new fair employee, I gained a new perspective of the large numbers of quality people that put on the fair. Ed Scofield and Sandy Woods run an excellent fair, in my opinion the best in California.

My family shows 4-H animal projects, and we see the fair as a personal extension of our community. The number of volunteers that organize the livestock auction, and ag mechanics auction are outnumbered by the generous buyers and contributors to the students of 4-H, FFA, and Grange.

About the expense: it will take you all the days of the fair to see everything on display, demonstrated, or performed by entertainers. All this for just $5. I will admit if you have kids, rides will up the budget.

Also eating at the fair helps support our community – great food, great cause! Maybe getting involved would give you a different perspective for next year.

Desiree Parker

Grass Valley

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