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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 24, 2006
Contact:
Diane Oberquell, Thurston County Commissioner, 360-786-5440
Rick Storvick, Thurston County Fair Manager, 360-786-5453

Thurston County Commissioners Host Fair Breakfast


OLYMPIA -- A special pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 5th at the 2006 Thurston County Fair.  The breakfast is free with a paid admission to the fairgrounds.  County Commissioners Diane Oberquell, Cathy Wolfe and Bob Macleod will be serving up the food at the event, which runs from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.  The breakfast is paid for and served by the County Commissioners .

Commissioner Oberquell says, "This is something that we have done for several years now at the fair and it's a lot of fun.  We invite folks to come to the fair a little bit earlier than they might normally and join us for a hearty breakfast before they enjoy all of the other things that the fair has to offer." 

The 2006 Thurston County Fair will feature more than 100 food, crafts and commercial vendors.  Entertainment, which is free with fair admission, includes singer Chris Rice, country artist Jace Everett, the "Let's Pretend, Wild West Show" and 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 2nd 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 2nd through the 6th.   To find out more, please visit the Fair web site at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/default.asp  

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3