FREEHOLD, NJ –
Fairgoers will have an opportunity to see and touch an excavator, road sweeper, bucket truck and a dump truck outfitted with a snowplow. Children will be able to try on some public works safety vests and helmets and control traffic signals as part of this interactive display of equipment.
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Among the departments providing timely and useful information will be:
- Health Department staff will test children’s toys for lead on Thursday from to as part of an on-going awareness effort to prevent lead poisoning in children.
- Mosquito Extermination Commission will show how to make your backyard mosquito free.
- Sheriff’s officers will be enrolling children in the “Youth Identification Program,” preparing wallet-sized cards with a photo ID of the child. The child’s parents or guardian maintains complete control of the card, but it can be given to local first responders in an emergency to aid in the rapid location and safe return of the child.
“We’re very excited about the ‘Touch a Truck’ feature at the Public Works and Engineering exhibit,” Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley said. “People see county vehicles all over the county, but here they can see them up close and find out how they work. It gives our young people a chance to experience what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of some of our heavy duty equipment.”
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The Monmouth County Fair is a family fun event that brings the community together to compete as amateur crafters, gardeners and bakers and to enjoy some great stage entertainment such as the Klezmer Dispensers, dance troupes Illstyle & Peace and Alo Brasil, country music performer Sherry Lynn and the Silver Starlight Orchestra. There’s also an array of rides, games of chance and food.
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The county’s agricultural heritage also comes alive in the county’s Historic Services tent. Each fair day, staff and volunteers from Historic Longstreet Farm and Historic Walnford hold demonstrations showing daily activities of turn-of-the-century farm life in
“This is a great way for residents to see up close what it was like to have lived on a farm in
“Even if residents do not make it to the county booth at the fair, they can always access many of the same resources on the county’s Web site,” Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone said. “The Web site provides 24-hour access to county information and services.”
The Fair runs Wednesday through Sunday, July 27 to 31. The Fair gate is open on Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29; on Saturday, July 30, and on Sunday, July 31. The Fair is held at East Freehold Park Showgrounds on