WHEREAS, the time of year is approaching when the farmers of lower Delaware are harvesting their crops; their wives are busy preserving; and generally thoughts are turned to plans for the ensuing year; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that the public have an opportunity to witness the accumulation of foodstuffs which are yearly brought to us through the diligence of our farm folk, who in Delaware aid greatly in feeding the east's heavily populated center through their cultivation of fruits, vegetables and other produce and meats; and

WHEREAS, the Kent-Sussex County Fair, is the only such event held annually in the State of Delaware, where it is possible for urban dwellers to view the prize crops and learn more about farm life, and at the same time have hours of pleasure which are provided through the racing of thoroughbred horses and other amusements:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that the week of July 27 through August 1, 1953, be designated as


and I further urge attendance of the public, both from within and without the state at this exhibition in Harrington, Delaware, so that we can more highly appreciate the efforts of our farm folk. Here we will see the work of the Granges, 4-H Clubs and the Future Farmers of America, all of whom contribute so greatly to our well-being through their cultivation of the soil and through their interest in advanced farm practices and procedures help us remain the best fed nation in the world.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this Thirteenth day of July in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-eighth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.