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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Diane Oberquell, Thurston County Commissioner, 360-786-5440
Rick Storvick, Thurston County Fair Manager, 360-786-5453

Thurston County Commissioners Hosr Fair Breakfast

OLYMPIA – How would you like to have a hearty breakfast, meet your County Commissioners and then enjoy a spectacular day at the county fair?  Well, you have the opportunity to do all three of those things this Saturday at the annual Thurston County Fair Pancake Breakfast.  The special breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 4th.  The breakfast is free with a paid admission to the fairgrounds.  County Commissioners will be serving up the food at the breakfast, which runs from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.  The breakfast is paid for and served by the County Commissioners and county staff.

Commissioner Oberquell says, "This breakfast is something we look forward to every year.  It gives us a chance to literally serve county residents and get to know them a bit at the same time.  It's just a good way for folks to get an early start on the day and to enjoy the fair afterwards." 

The 2007 Thurston County Fair will feature more than 100 food, crafts and commercial vendors as well as the carnival midway.  Entertainment, which is free with fair admission, includes singer Trent Summar, the Colgate Country Showdown and Randy Stonehill among many others.

Tickets for the Thurston County Fair are- $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth and free for those five and under, EXCEPT on Wednesday, August 1st which is One-Buck-Wednesday.  Visitors on Wednesday can enter the fair for only $1 by bringing a donation of cash or a non-perishable food item, which will go to Thurston County Food Banks. 

The fair, at 3054 Carpenter Road SE in Lacey, runs from August 1st through the 5th.   To find out more, please visit the Fair web site at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/default.asp

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3