WHEREAS, since the settlement of this state by our forefathers, agriculture has continued to be one of our most important industries; and

WHEREAS, the annual Kent and Sussex County Fair at Harrington is the only opportunity for the farmers, 4-H Clubs, Granges, and similar organizations in Delaware to exhibit the fruits of their labor ; and

WHEREAS, this event likewise affords an opportunity for our urban populations to witness these fine displays and thus take note of the essential roles of our agricultural citizens in raising the standards of living in both our state and nation; and

WHEREAS, this fair in addition serves as an attraction to our neighbors in other states and as an excellent means of publicizing the Diamond State's importance in supplying foodstuffs to eastern metropolitan areas ; and

WHEREAS, the 36th consecutive year in the Kent and Sussex County Fair's history finds the grounds equipped with a new 4,000-seat grandstand, and two new buildings ready to house displays; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of July 25 through 30 as


I take this opportunity to commend the directors of the Kent and Sussex County Fair Association for their foresightedness and awareness of the general growth of the state, as evidented by their new construction projects and by their extension of the fair week and addition of more entertainment features to the fair program.

I strongly urge our citizens to avail themselves of the educational and entertainment facilities provided by the Kent and Sussex Fair, which in effect serves as the state fair of Delaware.

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 twenty-

(Great Seal) seventh day of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. MCDOWELL, Secretary of State