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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.

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