I have read in the paper about the sale of beer at the Sandusky County Fair. I have seen where some have spoken out in favor so I also felt the need to speak. I am one of the senior fair board members who voted against having beer sales at the fair, but I am also a concerned citizen, and a 4-H adviser.
Alcohol of any form should not be sold at the fair. I believe the fair stands for family, traditions, fun, hard work, and pride.
The fair is mainly about our youth. We spend so much time telling youth not to do drugs, alcohol, and not to drink and drive. What kind of message are we sending them when we are promoting alcohol at our Special Events? Are we suggesting beer and fun go together?
Another reason we have suggested beer sales is income. Yes, it will bring in money, but at what cost? Is there a guarantee that no one will be injured or no fights will occur?
They say two beers within a one- hour span may render you under the influence.
What about the families that bring their children and may have to sit next to someone who may have had a little too much to drink and ruining the fun? What are their rights?