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Lending a helping hand — (l-r); Thom Pye, O.H.H.A., Aubrey Schwartz, United States Trotting Association youth delegate, and representatives from Rose Avenue Community Center, Kellie and Mark Michael.

Lending a helping hand — (l-r); Thom Pye, O.H.H.A., Aubrey Schwartz, United States Trotting Association youth delegate, and representatives from Rose Avenue Community Center, Kellie and Mark Michael.


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The Fayette County Fair had to move the harness races from Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 21 due to the heat index of over 100 degrees.

The Ohio Harness Horseman Association, (O.H.H.A.) has a Racing with the Stars tent, that they bring to the county fairs to promote harness racing and educate the fans.

They have text trivia, contests where fans are given a horse and if it wins, they get their picture taken in the winner’s circle and a gift bag with a gift card; they give away prizes, and hold a Ladies Pace. It is a race of all female drivers and a big hit with some of the fans.

This year they decided to add a day to bring in canned goods to be donated to a local food pantry. Rose Avenue Community Center was the recipient of the Fayette County fair. Fans who brought in one can received a can koozie or if they brought five or more a free t-shirt.

The fans brought close to 100 non-perishable items. We thank the horsemen and fans for their support.

Lending a helping hand — (l-r); Thom Pye, O.H.H.A., Aubrey Schwartz, United States Trotting Association youth delegate, and representatives from Rose Avenue Community Center, Kellie and Mark Michael.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_Horsemen-donation-pic-1.jpgLending a helping hand — (l-r); Thom Pye, O.H.H.A., Aubrey Schwartz, United States Trotting Association youth delegate, and representatives from Rose Avenue Community Center, Kellie and Mark Michael. Courtesy photo

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