The 2011 Cochise County Fair provided the fun that every kid is looking for. with rides like the Sooper Jet, kids Rudy (left) and Marisol Rivera enjoyed this past weekend at the 87th Annual Cochise County Fair.
Dennis McAvoy, Board member of over 20 years said that thanks to the hard work of all the staff, board members and the outstanding leadership from Strongin, this year’s fair was much better than the expected.
“This is a great organization and we are trying to make improvements every year.” McAvoy said.
He explained that one of the highlights of the fair was the Arizona Centennial Celebration kickoff that took place on Thursday, Sept. 22 with the presentation of History on the Move exhibit. The exhibit included several icons of the County’s history during the first 100 years of Arizona and was on display for the four days of the fair.
“I think it was one of the good additions we have not had before,” said McAvoy. “You know this area is about agriculture, mining, ranches, and we needed to highlight some of that to show some appreciation.”
According to McAvoy new vendors that came this year made a good impression as well. “That’s always a positive thing,” he said. “We had some old vendors retired this year, but we still have a pretty good group and Karen (Strongin) is doing a great job toward this.”
To conclude this year’s fair process, the Board of Directors and Manager Strongin will have a meeting to analyze the good and bad aspects of this year’s fair in order to present a better event next year.