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By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - John Wright recalled his first visit as a child to the Delaware County Fair in 1929 when his father drove the horse-drawn water wagon around the grandstand track before a harness race.
"It took a long time to take that wagon around," said Wright, a longtime fair board member and 4-H Club director. "I have been around a long time."
Wright along with other fair board members and supporters took great pride Thursday dedicating the new grandstand just as the Delaware County Fair gets underway. And the first event at the new steel and concrete structure will be the yearly 4-H horse and pony pull that accompanies the arena show.
About 50 people tried out the new facility and its picnic area that was dedicated after the county put up nearly $1 million to tear down the old grandstand that was dedicated when the fair was 100 years old in 1952 and build the new facility.