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Perry County 4-H Fair returns with first in-person festivities in 2 years

ISDH holding mobile vaccine clinic this weekend
Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 6:08 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2021 at 6:25 PM CDT
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TELL CITY, Ind. (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health is making it convenient for those at the Perry County Fair this weekend.

Among the animals, shops and food, state health officials put on a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on the lower floor of the exhibit building for this year’s fair.

The mobile clinic is set up on Roy Fenn Drive in Tell City.

This site will be open Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.

It’s one of several mobile clinics running across the state.

Health officials say no appointment is needed.

This is the first in-person Perry County Fair to be held in two years.

Last year’s fair was all virtual, and event organizers say it didn’t compare to an in-person event.

”It’s just not the same as being here together, and seeing your friends and neighbors face to face,” 4H Youth Educator Cathy Boerste said. “So everyone’s thrilled to be back at a normal type of fair.”

Despite hosting people in person again, not every part of it is the same. The fair will still have games, but some regular events, like eating contests, are not happening this year due to COVID-19 precautions.

Organizers think people don’t mind the differences though.

“Seems like everyone’s excited to get out and do something finally,” Fairgrounds Committee Member Leonard Hahus said. “Get together with other people and not have to worry as much.”

The Perry County Fair is running from Friday through Monday with events each day, including a tractor pull on Saturday night.

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