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AG Petro honors Lawrence County Fair

COLUMBUS - Long a local favorite, now the Lawrence County Fair is getting some attention from Columbus.

Attorney General Jim Petro's office will present a Certificate of Recognition to the Lawrence County Agricultural Society in honor of their work in organizing the 2005 Lawrence County Fair. The state's agricultural societies use the fair to educate Ohio's citizens about agriculture, the state's No. 1 industry.

"I commend the Lawrence County Agricultural Society for all of their hard work in the planning and implementation of the fair," Petro said. "The county fair provides children with a family-friendly environment in which to learn about the rich tradition of Ohio agribusiness."

Pete Couladis, regional director of public affairs for the Attorney General's office, will present the certificate on behalf of Petro to the Lawrence County Agricultural Society Monday at 5 p.m. at the opening of the fair.

The certificate of recognition states:

"The State of Ohio, Attorney General Jim Petro, is pleased to recognize the Lawrence County Agricultural Society as they celebrate the 2005 Lawrence County Fair.

"Through their appreciation of agriculture, they are able to recognize the need to strengthen bonds and maintain traditions.

"Their dedication to the preservation of the agricultural community has unquestionably made a positive impact in our society.

"They are to be commended for all of their hard work that greatly contributes to keeping agricultural awareness alive.