Matthew McAuley takes top prize
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
The other top 10 entrants will also be recognized at the breakfast, and all the submitted logos will be displayed during the fair.
The theme for this year's fair was "A Good Thing Growing: Celebrating Niagara County Agriculture."
Matthew is a 15-year-old sophomore at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. He is a member of the science Olympiad, intramural bowling teams and art club. Outside of school, Matthew spends his time as a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 4 in Lockport at St. John the Baptist Parish and the Knights of Columbus Columbian Squires. His hobbies include cycling, drawing and camping.
This year, the Niagara County Fair runs from July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County grounds ("the fairgrounds"), located at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. The 2014 fair is shaping up to be outstanding with the help of community sponsors, including Niagara's Choice Credit Union, Cornerstone CFCU and VanDeMark Chemical. Customized corporate sponsorship and individualized small business packages are available.
Special entertainment will include Sky River Butterfly Exhibit; "K9s in Flight: High Flying Frisbee Dogs with their High Jump Show": Sawdogs Chainsaw Carvings; air sculpture balloon art; firefighters parade; music; food; 4-H animals; amusement rides and games.
The daily admission to the fair is $4 per person with children 6 admitted free. New this year, Sunday's admission will be $2 per person. Parking at the Niagara County Fair is always free.