OTTAWA — The Putnam County Fair opening Monday was packed with activities.
Families of the late Gary Wiechart and Ray Prowant joined directors and area government officials by ringing the bell.
Monday was Veterans Day with all veterans admitted to the fair at no charge.
The Veterans Salute kicked off the evening events, followed by the crowning of the 2012 Junior Fair King and Queen Aaron Siebeneck of Kalida and Megan Verhoff of Pandora.
The royal couple and their court will preside over junior fair events and present trophies and rosettes.
The Showcase of Bands featured high school bands from around the county.
Today is Community Day with carloads admitted for $20 from 5 p.m. to close.
Events include: the Dance Spectacular from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent; harness racing at 5 p.m.; the Racing Review from 5-9 p.m. at the arches; Barn Games in the Main Show Arena; and Exploit at 8 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent.
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