And speaking of the 4-H Park, be sure you have the county fair marked down on your calendar for August 7-12; as it is the 75th anniversary of our fair.
It was in 1942 that George M. Moffett of Blakeford Farms, outside Queenstown, donated some 28 acres on the Centreville-Queenstown road to be used as a 4-H fairgrounds. And on August 15, 1942, the first 4-H Fair was held with 900 people at the daylong event. They were able to collect $670 in donations for park improvements and Mrs. Algernon Carter was chairman of the Park board. The deed for the land making it the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park read: “for the use only for agricultural activities with 4-H Club work preference,” and 75 years later it is still under the guidance of volunteers who have continued to make it one of the finest county parks in Maryland.
Be sure to pick up one of the hefty 86-page Fair booklets, it is well worth your having in the house to learn more about the fairgrounds and its history.