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July 19, 2013

Goshen’s Schwartz a veteran at giving fair its buzz

— GOSHEN — Lighting up the fair is all in a days work for Jerry Schwartz.

Schwartz, 72, from Goshen, has worked the past eight years helping out with the electronics at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

As a life-long Elkhart County resident, Schwartz said he has been attending the fair since he was a child, though he was never a 4-H member.

“I always had a lot of friends in 4-H, but I was never in 4-H myself,” he said.

He became involved with the fair while working for his brother’s company, Schwartz Electric, which was asked to help out with the fair several years ago.

Since then he has been coming out to the fair beginning the Tuesday before it starts and working all the way through the fair to its final Sunday.

According to Schwartz, he and other electricians wire the commercial tents ahead of time, hook up the food vendors and hook up the power and sound equipment for the grandstand stage.

“(We also) take care of any troubleshooting all during the fair, if there is in any in the campers or in the buildings,” he said.

“It’s interesting to meet the people, that’s what I like,” he said. “You see the same people here every year and that’s interesting.”

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