The California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta has ended, but the memories of all the hard work put in are still fresh. The results were easy to see — every day thousands of fair-goers filled the fairgrounds to enjoy the shows and rides.
Many people deserve credit for making the fair such a success, from fair manager Bill Blair and the fair board to the maintenance workers to the carnival workers to the performers. Local 4-H and FFA leaders also deserve plaudits for helping youths prepare for the fair. Also worthy of recognition are those who invested thousands of dollars in purchasing animals raised by the 4-H and FFA kids.
No other event brings together people from the Valley like the fair. Whether you reside in Calexico or Brawley or points father north, the fair is meant to be your fair. It is not Imperial's fair or El Centro's or any other city's. It is a fair for the entire Imperial Valley community.