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Chaffee County was represented by three Salida youth at the 53rd annual convention of the Colorado Association of Fairs and Shows in Colorado Springs.

Image courtesy of Jennifer Dempsey. Chaffee County Rodeo Queen attendant Faith Coleman, 11, with Salida Circus performers Roan Jarvis, 11, and Henry Dempsey, 10.

Chaffee County Rodeo Queen Attendant Faith Coleman, 11, stands with Salida Circus performers Roan Jarvis, 11, and Henry Dempsey, 10. The conference was held at Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs and brought together Colorado Fair board members, vendors and performers from across the state.

The Colorado Association of Fairs and Shows is a voluntary nonprofit service agency organized in 1967 as a state association assisting county fairs and associations to improve the fair industry and allied fields.

The primary purposes of the association are to:

  • Promote fairs, shows, and similar events, to assist Fair Boards, Commissions, and other members in providing social activities and entertainment for the benefit of the people in communities where such events are held,
  • Assist members in the promotion of agriculture and industrial products,
  • Aid in promoting and sponsoring various types of entertaining and recreational events.