THE GOSHEN NEWS
GOSHEN — If you went to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, you had company to the tune of 46,718 other people.
Mary Nisly, director of ticket taking, said attendance was a record for a fair week Wednesday since 2009. The crowds that showed up for Kids Day activities and the evening Hunter Hayes concert were major factors boosting turnout, Nisly indicated.
Nisly also said a food drive is underway and continues through the end of the fair.
Donation stations are set up at Gate G (main east entrance), Gate B (main west entrance) and at the Main Gate located near the handicapped-accessible parking lot. Nisly said fairgoers can donate canned and non-perishable food items, or make check or money donations.
Fair officials are partnering with the Food Bank of Elkhart County — a program of Church Community Services — in partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and Feeding America. The fair food drive will benefit Elkhart County food pantries, Nisly said.