GREENFIELD — Several community groups and businesses may not be allowed back at the Hancock County 4-H Fair next year due to a break in their contract with the fairgrounds.
The Hancock County 4-H Agriculture Association recently sent a letter to groups that had booths in the community tents at the June fair. The letter stated that since their booth was not occupied or was removed prior to tear-down on the final day of the fair, they would not be allowed to return in 2013.
The letter has created a buzz among the dozen or so groups that received it, including local elected officials and political party leaders. Many say they packed up and left early on the final night of the fair because of an approaching storm.
While the ag association wants full-time occupation of booths so that all visitors enjoy a full fair experience, the reaction from some of the violators is giving the group pause, and members are reconsidering their stance.