County backs tourism projects

NORWICH – A government committee agreed to fund projects designed to boost tourism and improve the economy in Chenango County.

The Planning & Economic Development Committee tapped an infrastructure, promotion and business development account in the amount of $6,500 for the 2011 Chenango County Agricultural Society Fair and $5,600 to create a guidebook of Chenango County’s rivers.

Both recommendations were forwarded by resolution to the Chenango County Board of Supervisors for consideration next month. If approved, about $186,000 would remain in the account for future projects.

The Chenango County Fair

The 164th Annual Chenango County Fair is set for Tuesday, Aug. 9 through Sunday Aug. 14 at the fairgrounds in Norwich. Coleman Brothers Carnival will return with the midway show and an array of wristband specials, beginning with opening of the rides on the first day at 4 p.m.

Youngsters, 4-H youth and adults will be exhibiting their animals and products in the Exhibition Hall, Follett Show Ring and Case Building. The Kent Farm six horse hitch of Percherons will return for display, along with a new Alpaca Show. Grandstands events for the week include: the Firemen’s Parade; Guitars Under the Stars with Nashville star Andy Griggs; a Chenango Blues Association performance; New York Tractor Pullers Association Super Stock and Modified Tractor Pulls: Total Nonstop Action Wrestling; and demolition derbies.

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