The Ruritan and the Clarke County Fair Boards recently met and made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Clarke County Fair.
This decision was not made lightly as we, as part of this community and Ruritan members, love the fair and are heartbroken by this decision.
However, we had to make the decision based on the State of Virginia and CDC guidelines that are in place now, not what we hope for in August.
NOTE: The Livestock Committee is planning to hold livestock shows and sale during the week of Aug. 9 for all registered Clarke County livestock exhibitors. More details to come. #InThisTogether#ClarkeCountyVirginia
We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Fair!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2020 CLARKE COUNTY RURITAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Colby Childs, son of Casey and Kathy Childs, will be attending Hood College in the fall to major in business and play baseball. He was a member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams for 4 years. He was a 1st Team all District and All Region Shortstop his sophomore and junior year. Also, Colby was a member of the varsity football team for 3 years and holds the all time career passing record, single season passing record, and the single game passing record. Colby was a 1st Team All District and All Region QB/All Purpose his sophomore and senior years.
Kathryn Shoemaker, daughter of Beth and George Shoemaker, will be attending George Mason University’s Honors College in the fall to pursue a degree in Forensic Science. She has been involved with the Clarke County Fair as a volunteer in the food stand and at horse shows, and is also the daughter of a Ruritan member. Kathryn is a captain of the Clarke County Color Guard, President of the Thespian Honors Society, and has been active in color guard and theater for 5+ years.
Cody Sowers, son of Gary and Karen Sowers, will be attending James Madison University in the fall. He has been involved with the Clarke County fair as a livestock exhibitor since he was 4 and volunteer for as long as he canremember. Activities include member of FFA (2016-2017); member of Clarke/Frederick Dairy Club (2006 to present)-Treasurer (2018-2019 & 2019-2020); Varsity Football, Team Captain (2019-2020); Varsity Soccer, Team Captain (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
Benson Wiedemer, son of David Wiedemer & Betsy Pritchard, will attend James Madison University and will major in Finance. He is a volunteer with the CC Fair food stand. He is a 10 year active member of 4-H. A member of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church. Also a member of his high school’s skeet and lacrosse teams.
The Clarke County fair has been around for 65 years and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Filled with community, family legacies, animal shows, and some great barbecue chicken, you won’t want to miss being a part of the great things our fair has to offer.