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The weather for today will be sunny, with a chance of thunderstorm and showers, mainly in the afternoon after 2:00 pm. We’ll experience a low temperature of 62 degrees and a high of 77 degrees.

My wife Jean and her Civic Club buddies were working the Rotary Fries booth last evening and posed for this action photo (l to r – Joan, Jean, Judi and Marilyn).  While it was rainy, they had fun while volunteering for a good cause. Now I am hungry for some of those great fries!

Civic Club at Rotary Fries Booth at Garrett County Agriculture Fair

Speaking of the fair, I drive by the Garrett County fairgrounds a few times a day and it seems from the full parking lot that attendance is booming this year.  Wednesday evening rain aside, I think the weather has definitely been cooperating in getting people out to the fair.

Today’s events at the Fair include a pedal tractor pull, beef showmanship, the truck drag race, and Restless Heart for the evening entertainment. Admission price is $15 for all rides, attractions and track events. View the Full Fair Schedule Here.

The Women’s Networking Happy Hour is today from 5:00pm-7pm at Black Bear Tavern.

A new grant award from the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will 100%-fund the construction of eight corporate hangars at the Garrett County Airport. This is good news as the airport is important to local citizens and businesses and it had run out of hangar space.

It’s not too late to get yourself, your child or your grandchild enrolled and registered at Garrett College. The Fall Semester starts in early September and they have New Student Advising Days scheduled for August 7th and 16th, with a week set aside for last-minute walk-ins set through August 30th. Still plenty of financial aid available as well.  Call the admissions department at 301.387.3044 for more information and to get started.

It’s only the beginning of August, but it’s not too early to begin planning for fall activities. The Chamber of Commerce has announced that organizations wanting to participate in the 52nd Annual Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade must submit their applications to the Chamber by Friday, September 6, 2019. Float and band applications to be in the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade are available at visitdeepcreek.com/52nd-annual-autumn-glory-festival.

The local MPT station WGPT 36 is changing its broadcast frequency.