The Dairy Building superintendent, Marla Behrends, will emcee
the ceremony, and dairy refreshments will be served.
Following the butter cow unveiling will be a ribbon-cutting
at the newly-designed Department of Agriculture Tent, located in
the Gate 2 area of the fairgrounds. The ribbon-cutting will be
at 3:30 p.m.
The new ag tent, sponsored by America's Natural Gas Alliance,
has been redesigned by the scenic design department of Millikin
University in Decatur. Representatives from both the gas
alliance and the university will attend the ceremony.
Present at both ceremonies will be Bob Flider, acting
director of agriculture; Amy Bliefnick, state fair manager; and
Brittani Schisler, the Illinois county fair queen.
The state fair will run Aug. 9-19.
Illinois State Fair
file received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]