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Fair Board President: New wristbands and more

Pontiac Agricultural Society President Stacey Howard spoke with The Equity about changes for the upcoming fair weekend.
New this year at the fair, weekend pass holders will receive fabric bracelets that feature a barcode, to allow the organizers up-to-date analytics on attendees.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE Aug. 22, 2018
On Wednesday, The Equity caught up with Pontiac Agricultural Society President Stacey Howard to discuss new attractions for this year and to go over some of her favourite fair memories.
One of the new things for this year is the addition of official Shawville Fair apparel, which will be for sale in the Homecraft Building.
A returning favourite is the Classic Car Show on Monday, that Howard says has blown up in popularity since director Lucy Kingsbury took over.
“When Lucy took it over they had something like 30 cars and now it’s over 200 and it’s probably more this year,” she said. “We physically run out of room on our grounds.”
She explained that this year, the fair would be rolling out a new kind of bracelet that is fabric instead of plastic and features a barcode.
“These are just for the weekend passes,” Howard explained. “With the data we’re going to get from these wristbands, we’re going to know what time people are actually flowing through our gates, so we’ll be able to plan better and have our shows timed to when they’re coming.”

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