According to David McCaig, President of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Board of Directors, just as 2020 has been a different kind of year, so this year’s Dairy Festival will be a little different from the normal, too. At this time, plans are to hold an abbreviated one-day Dairy Festival event on Saturday August 8, 2020. Features of that day are to be a Parade in the morning, the Judges Dinner in the afternoon, and the Pageant that evening in the SSHS Auditorium. A milking contest will also likely be held, with the date, time and location still being determined. Some other annual features such as the Hot Air Balloon Rally and the Ice Cream Freeze-off will not be held in 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on meeting together, the Dairy Festival Board has faced challenges in planning this year’s events, with meetings being held by ZOOM and with communication largely by e-mail. Hopefully, by July 1, all details will be finalized in keeping with any restrictions or limitations current at that time. McCaig thanks everyone for their interest in this year’s event, and stated that the Board appreciates the generous support and participation of loyal Festival sponsors in past years. Due to COVID-19 hardships on local business, no further participation from sponsors is being sought by the Board for the 2020 Dairy Festival event.
Author: Enola Gay
Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.
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