the cumberland co fair in greenup concluded on saturday august 23 2008 marking the 120th year. what makes this a special story is that about 10 weeks ago after 10 inches of rain the embrass river just west of the fair grounds came out of its banks and left 8 feet of water over the entire fair grounds. with the help of the hundereds of local volunteers the fair was ready for another fair. every building on the grounds was damaged from the flooding. the fair had a very goood race meet with 2 days of thoroughbred racing and four days of harness racing. the all-age track record was lowered to 1:56.3 thanks to all the trainers from illinois who came and supported the fair.
it was concluded with Cannonball Decker winning the FFA pace with Pappa Deck in 2:00. and earlier in the week even Tannor won a race. what a great Fair week we had.
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