The county fair is many things: a destination, entertainment, opportunity, reward, nostalgia, family-fun, competition and more. Perhaps most importantly of all, the fair is a wonderful example of business involvement in the community. It would take the entire content of this column to list every business and individual that has donated, in some manner, to the Carroll County Fair. There are those who provide services that help prepare for the fair and keep it running smoothly. Then there are businesses and individuals who come out and support the 4-H/FFA by purchasing animals at the livestock sale, sponsor prizes, and bid on cakes at the cake auction.