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      Florence County Fair receives international recognition

      The Florence County Fair received international recognition this month in Las Vegas at an awards reception for the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. The fair is in the category of ??100,000 in attendance or less?? and won first place in the communication and social media categories and the competitive exhibits categories. The fair won a total of seven awards, and coordinator Jessica Klumpp was the recipient of the ??Rising Star?? award, which recognizes younger leadership at fairs.

      ??Our category is fairs of ??100,000 in attendance or less??, and we are by far 'or less',?? said Klumpp. ??We look at the 5,000 mark and it's a special recognition.??

      The International Association of Fairs and Expositions has over 1,200 members from all around the globe.