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The annual Bloomsburg Fair preview luncheon was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, during which new exhibits, vendors and changes for this year’s event were announced. This year’s fair, which runs from Sept. 20-28, will once again feature several Chamber members as vendors, as well as, for the third consecutive year, a special day for the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, for each regular priced $8 admission ticket sold, $1 will go to benefit the RMHD and its mission of providing a “home away from home” for parents and families of children that are being treated for cancer or other serious illness. This marks the third straight year that the Fair is partnering with RMHD for this promotion.
WBRE-TV, which put together the news report below on fair preview day, will once again have live broadcasts from the fair all throughout fair week.
For the first time in the event’s history, there will be a fair queen, which is being sponsored by First Keystone Community Bank. Nicolette Cusate, a Danville native and recent graduate of Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, was named the inaugural fair queen.
In addition to First Keystone, several other Chamber members are also fair sponsors, including: Geisinger, PenTeleData, First Columbia Bank & Trust, Renco Ace Hardware, AO Rent, Mahindra of Bloomsburg, PPL Electric Utilities, Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln, Safelite Auto Glass and Lamar Advertising.
Nearly 900 vendors are also signed up to attend and participate at the fair. They include Chamber members the Columbia Montour Area Agency on Aging, the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau, Geisinger, J.A. Aten Beef Jerky & Best Bar-B-Q Sauce, Luzerne County Community College, Mahindra of Bloomsburg, On Fire Promotions, Penn College, Renco Ace Hardware, Steph’s Subs, Town of Bloomsburg and Wesley United Methodist Church.