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2017 Grand Marshall Dr. & Mrs. Carl Conroy

We met 50 years ago at a county fair much like our own Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo. Karen says Carl stole her heart when he handed her a cold Pepsi on a hot August afternoon as she finished showing her steer. We have been involved in county fairs in some capacity ever since.One of our children was born during fair, and we often celebrate our anniversary at the fair time.Last week we celebrated 45 years of marriage, as Carl would say “all 45 with the same women”.All four of our children grew up making fond memories at fair time and now our grandchildren are following in those footsteps.It has been much fun to watch our fair Grow and change.To see the remodel of the rodeo arena, the construction of the Joan Frey indoor arena, the remodeled grandstands and this year the updating of the Bruce Cameron Livestock building.We would like to express our gratitude to all of you who made this possible.From the fair board, exhibitors and contestants, the livestock superintendents, the county, the ticket takers, parking organizers, office help, sales committee, and all of the volunteers behind the scenes who no one ever knows about.It all just gets done so this fair can happen.

We love the fact that on a Saturday afternoon the rodeo announcer talks about flag, patriotism, faith, and how special Klickitat County is.Thanks to all of you for the work you have done to make this fair special.

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