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The 2019 Fort Bend County Fair is weeks away

Senior Citizens’ Day

Did someone say Bingo? It’s a party on Senior Citizens’ Day at the Fort Bend County Fair. Senior
Citizens’ Day is hosted on Monday, September 23, 2019. Many of these fair goers are veterans to our
Fair and have been attending for decades. Guests are treated to live music, bingo, door prizes, and
catching up with friends. Residents who are 55 years or older are welcomed to attend.
This year, the Fort Bend County Fair celebrates 83 years of being part of the community. President
Marjie Pollard has been attending the fair since she was a little girl. “I started showing cattle in the old
fair barn on the original fairgrounds on highway 90. We showed Charolais cattle in the open show; I
must have been about 9 or 10 years old. My momma had us wash the cattle, feed them, and get them
ready for the show. Those are some of my early memories,” said Pollard. Pollard remembers the early
arts and crafts exhibits that her mother, the late Helen Ann Booth and her aunts, all being involved in the
Women’s Department. “As a kid, I remember going up the stairs to the Women’s Department, at that
time only women would have entries of homemade goods; like kolaches, canned goods, vegetables,
crocheted items, and quilts. They would be displayed on the huge wooden cases. I grew up all over those
fairgrounds.” Pollard is honored to serve as President and looks forward to a great year, “Senior Citizens
Day is always a good time and I enjoy seeing everyone that attends enjoying themselves. That is a great
way to get our fair started,” shares the 2019 President. Military veterans, former classmates, and
lifelong friends are all a part of those attending.
There is no charge or registration to attend. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and activities will begin at
9:00 a.m. A hearty stew will be served and prepared for lunch by the Senior Citizens’ Day Committee.
Local officials, board members, and volunteers will be on hand to help host the day’s events. Vendors
representing different businesses will be set up and will be providing gift bags for the guest. For more
information visit fortbendcountyfair.com or call the Fair Office at 281-342-6171. The 2019 Fort Bend
County Fair will run from September 27 to October 6, 2019.

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