Re "County exhibits at State Fair suffer with the economy" (Viewpoints, July 19): My wife and I read the article with great interest. The previous day we attended our first State Fair. One of things we looked forward to seeing was the county exhibits. We saw it as an opportunity to see what our counties are proud of, and to learn about those counties and why one might want to visit them. The question arose: Where are the rest of the counties? 29 out of 58 seems kind of pathetic.
Economics cannot be the whole answer. San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties saw fit to participate, despite being counties that have been among the hardest hit by the recession. What about Napa, Orange, San Diego or Los Angeles counties? Are we to assume that they don't have any money or volunteers? And cardboard cutouts for a joint San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin exhibit? Come on!
-- Ed Moore, Sacramento
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