The California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta is over for this year. After 10 days of fun, from rides and games to displays and animal judging, the fair will become a good memory as we look forward to next year's event.
As we look back on the fair, which at times seemed cursed by bad weather, we must credit all those who made it work.
As we said in an earlier editorial, a great deal of work goes into making the fair come to fruition, from the labors of the maintenance workers to the work of volunteers to the hours of dedication of FFA and 4-H community leaders to the parents of kids in such clubs. But credit should be extended even beyond such people.
Heavy rains and strong winds plagued the fair at times. The bad weather created both muddy and puddle-ridden conditions at the fairgrounds, which could have made it difficult for people to enjoy the festivities. But in an action that shows how united the people of the Imperial Valley can be, some local construction companies volunteered their equipment to help alleviate the mud and puddle problems.