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COVID-19 Deals Blows to Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester County Fairs
May 12, 2020 | 295 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MILLVILLE — Family and friendly summer traditions are on hiatus this year when it comes to area fairs.

In the interest of safety, the Cumberland County, Salem County and the Gloucester County fairs have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cumberland County Fair Association officials and Cumberland County Administration officials, in making the announcement, extended its appreciation to the agencies that worked since last year’s fair on improvements to the grounds and upgrades to the facilities needed in preparation for the 2020 fair. Those agencies include the Cumberland County Department of Public Works and Property and the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. Fair Association officials also expressed its appreciation for the role Cumberland County administration played in coordinating the efforts of various agencies into a team working together to improve our fair grounds.

“This dedicated team of volunteers works all year to bring the fair we have loved and cherished for so many years to us,” said Cumberland County Freeholder Liaison to the Fair Association, Carol Musso. “We look forward to enjoying the upgraded facilities and all the fair has to offer in 2021.”

“We appreciate everyone’s past support and, while we are disappointed that we cannot bring the Fair to you in 2020, we want to do our part to keep our community safe in this difficult time,” added Don Schultz, Fair Association president. “We will see everyone at the Cumberland County Fair in 2021!”

Yankee Eller, president of the Salem County Fair Association had the following to say: "As you are aware our state has been hit very hard by COVID-19/Coronavirus. The Salem County Fair was cancelled on April 13, by me, president of the Salem County Fair Association. Our workers have also been notified of this decision, as have teams for parking, security, snack booth, ice cream and various entertainment. We are in the process of returning money to folks who contributed to our fair ad book. More updates to come. Please stay safe."

In addition, the Cape May County and Atlantic County fairs have been canceled as well.
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