STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, since the settlement of this state by our forefathers, agriculture has continued to be one of our most important industries; and
WHEREAS, the Kent and Sussex Fair at Harrington annually affords opportunities for our farmers and farm families, and members of 4-H Clubs, F. F. A. Clubs, Granges, and similar organizations to exhibit the fruits of their labor; and
WHEREAS, this event likewise affords an opportunity for our urban populations to view these fine displays and recognize 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 40th consecutive year in the Kent and Sussex County Fair's history finds the grounds, buildings and equipment improved in such manner as to make this the greatest fair ever held in our state; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of July 27 through August 1, 1959, as
FAIR WEEK IN DELAWARE
and 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-third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State