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A group of Ellsworth Care Center residents shared their memories of attending the Pierce County Fair. From left to right are: Mildred Christopherson, Esther Lundgaard, Betty Willett (standing), Ron Willett, Ken K.P. Schladweiler (standing), Charlotte Krause and Evelyn Swanson. -- Photo by Bill Kirk

Fair's been a big part of care center residents' lives

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Remember when people dressed up to go to the Pierce County Fair?

Or when horse racing was a big fair attraction? Or when attendees brought their own lunches to the fair?


A group of Ellsworth Care Center residents has these memories from past county fairs and more. And although they don't often go to the fair now, it seems to them like only yesterday...

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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