KINGMAN – End of summer blustery winds didn’t stop hundreds of kids and a Who’s Who of Mohave County from putting the 2017 Mohave County Fair in motion Thursday morning.
Several city, county and state representatives started the festivities with a short, patriotic ceremony. Everyone stood for the national anthem and pledge of allegiance as the Kingman Young Marines presented the nation’s colors.
Mayor Monica Gates, Mohave County Supervisor Jean Bishop, Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli, Arizona State Representative Regina Cobb, Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady, CEOs from the Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead City Chambers of Commerce and numerous military veterans were present for the opening day kickoff.
“On behalf of Kingman, welcome to the Mohave County Fair,” Gates said as she welcomed attendees from throughout the county.
“We ordered up a nice fall day so everyone can enjoy the cooler temps,” Bishop added.
Borrelli, a retired U.S. Marine, said the county fair might not be as majestic as a state fair.
“But this is our fair,” he said. “It takes teamwork to make this come together.”
With a small class of middle school students in the bleachers, Cobb addressed the audience.
“A lot of you traveled here from throughout the county,” she said. “Stay the day. Enjoy it.”
Community leaders, Kingman Young Marines and military vets gathered for a quick ribbon cutting ceremony and the show began.
It didn’t take long for herds of school kids from all over the county, grades kindergarten through high school, along with their parents, teachers and other chaperones, to scatter throughout the exhibits, both inside and out….
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