STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, the Delaware State Fair started in 1919 as the Kent & Sussex Fair; and
Whereas, Delawareans have observed with pride the progress and growth of this Fair held each July in Harrington; and
Whereas, the Delaware State Fair provides opportunities for our farm families, 4-H'ers, Grangers, Future Farmers and Future Homemakers, Farm Bureau members and others engaged in Agriculture to exhibit the fruits of their labor; and
Whereas, the Fair affords our urban population, and visitors to the First State, the chance to view these displays and recognize the vital role of our agrarian community in raising the standard of living in our State and Nation; and
Whereas, the year 1969 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Delaware State Fair;
Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the week of July 25-August 2, 1969, as
STATE FAIR WEEK
in Delaware, and urge all residents of and visitors to the First State to take advantage of fine educational, recreational and cultural facilities provided by the Golden Anniversary of the Delaware State Fair.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, 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 7th day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State