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July 28, 2013

Record paid attendance days, million-dollar auction total highlight fair week



Growth potential

In addition to being a 4-H dad and a fair president, Graber is in the recreation vehicle industry. He’s the general manager of one of the Class C divisions at Forest River.

Graber said that in this area, everybody suffers when the RV business is down. Right now, though, business is on an upswing. Graber has been in the industry since 1985, and said this is the busiest year he’s experienced yet.

Graber sees the RV industry tying into the fair in a positive way.

“I think there’s a tremendous opportunity for this fair to continue to grow and to be bigger, better than what we even see today in the next five, six, seven years based on what the RV business gives back to this community,” he said.

Optimistic about the fair’s future, Graber can also look back on a standout 2013 fair. Not a bad year to be at the helm.

“It’s been a fantastic experience for me this week,” he said.

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