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April 15, 2018
Whiteside County Fair Press Release 18-02
For further information, contact:
Todd Mickley, Director of Publicity
815-772-2793

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MORRISON -- The Whiteside County Fair is only four months away and we are all set with an impressive lineup of entertainment!  Get ready for not just one, but two entertainment groups in front of the
Grandstand on Wednesday night!  Wednesday night’s main event will be Singer/Songwriter “Keith Anderson” at 8:00 p.m., with the family friendly “Martin Family Circus” opening at 6:30 p.m.

Keith Anderson will be sure to get you on your feet during his show!  Keith’s latest song “I’ll Bring the Music” sums up Anderson to a T.  That is one thing that you can always say about this academic
athlete from Miami, OK, who has always excelled at anything he has put his mind to, is he WILL bring the Music.

Anderson has co-written hits for other artists, most notably “Lost In This Moment”, the No. 1 smash for Big & Rich which garnered him a CMA and ACM Song of the Year nomination.  He also co-wrote the
Grammy-nominated, “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?) for Garth Brooks and George Jones, “The Bed” for Gretchen Wilson and “Barn Burner” for Jason Michael Carroll.

His debut CD, “Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll”, was certified Gold and garnered two Top 10 hits (accompanied by two No. 1 music videos), “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” and “Every Time I Hear
Your Name,” along with two Top 30 hits “XXL” ad “Podunk”.  This success prompted music trades Billboard and Radio & Records to name him country music’s No. 1 New Male Artist of 2005 and the top
new solo country artist of the year.

Taking the lead with other gold and platinum artists, Anderson decided to take hold of the reigns this time by launching his music his own way and letting the fans help drive his music and passion.  “I’ll
Bring the Music” has had a huge resonance with the fans.” says Anderson.  “As I tour all over the country, that is the song that gets them on their feet and is the song they are still singing as they head out
the door.  It reminds me of how “Pickin’ Wildflowers” moved them.”  And now Sirius XM Radio is “Dancin’ to the beat” as it has been added to The Highway channel 59’s program, “On The Horizon”.

One thing is for sure…Keith Anderson will “Bring The Music” every time!

Opening before Keith Anderson at 6:30 p.m. will be entertainment by the Martin Family Circus.

Just as one might imagine a circus to be – upbeat, unexpected, accomplished, and exciting – Martin Family Circus aims to bring that same joy to every audience with their heartwarming and lively “music
that makes you smile!” This self-contained, vocal-driven melodic band of 2 parents and 4 kids packs a punch, combining their rich harmonies in a soaring blend that Rolling Stone magazine dubbed
“exuberant.”

Fueled by a mutual passion for many genres and longing for a fun, family-friendly musical experience for their kids, Paul and Jamie began singing together in 2010 with their four children: March (19), Kell
(16), Texas (11), and Tallant (10).  They quickly realized that the kids all showed an uncanny ability to hear harmonies and pitch, and also proficiency for playing instruments.

So where did it all begin?  Grammy Award-winning artist Paul Martin, lead singer/guitarist of country-pop group Exile, met and married Jamie Allen, daughter of Duane Allen of Country Music Hall of Fame
members, The Oak Ridge Boys.  Growing up, their four children were exposed to 4 generations of rich musical heritage, and they watched as each child showed God-given musical talents.  Regional
performances began to boom, leading to appearances on national television shows like The Oak Ridge Boys’ American Legion Christmas Special, The Marty Stuart Show, Country’s Family Reunion,
Gaither Homecoming, and Larry’s Country Diner.

Thank you for supporting the Whiteside County Fair.  There is no doubt without your continued patronage, our fair could not remain as we have enjoyed over the past years.  We appreciate your ongoing
support to keep our fair going strong, so we can continue on with this important part of our county’s heritage for years to come.  The Fair opens on Tuesday, August 14th and completes after five amazing
days on Saturday, August 18th, you won’t want to miss it!!  The 148th annual fair is held at the fairgrounds in Morrison, IL.  Check out our website for more information about the fair at www.
whitesidecountyfair.org or Facebook @whitesidecountyfair.
May 10, 2018
Whiteside County Fair Press Release 18-03
For further information, contact:
Todd Mickley, Director of Publicity
815-772-2793

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MORRISON -- The Whiteside County Fair welcomes Poultry again.

Poultry or “Backyard Chickens” is a growing hobby. The cities and towns are allowing a few hens and fun supplies including chicks that are readily available. The new again passion fits right in with
gardening and getting back to fresh! Most who keep chickens are motivated by having fresh eggs. Some hatch and raise their own show birds. Why not show off your pets and prize birds at the Whiteside
County Fair?

This year the fair will offer a Poultry Show. Pullets and Cockerels must be hatched anytime after August 19, 2017. Hens and Cocks must be hatched before August 19, 2017. The show will be APA and ABA
sanctioned, with six Standard Classes and six Bantam Classes and forty-seven breeds. This will bring a nice variety of different breeds and color for everyone to enjoy. You do not need to be a member of
either association to participate. Please visit www.whitesidecountyfair.org for all of the details.

We are more than grateful for our sponsors – Hubbard Feed, Nutrena Feed, Tractor Supply in Dixon for food & bedding supplies for the week of the fair. Also, for our Trophy Sponsors – Candlelight Inn and
Alpha Feed Mill in Prophetstown.

You never know what you might win with your new or longtime hobby. The experience itself is always worthwhile and showing poultry can be fun. See you at the Fair!

The Poultry show will be in the Rabbit Barn this year in place of the Rabbit Show.
July 10, 2018
Whiteside County Fair Press Release
18-05

For further information, contact:
Todd Mickley, Director of Publicity
815-772-2793

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2018 ENTRY INFORMATION IS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 148th ANNUAL WHITESIDE COUNTY FAIR, WHICH RUNS TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th THROUGH SATURDAY,
AUGUST 18th

MORRISON – 2018 Entry Information.  Online entries are now being accepted for the 148th Annual Whiteside County Fair, which runs August 14th – 18th.  The Whiteside County
Fair will no longer publish Premium Books but the pages are available online at www.whitesidecountyfair.org  Look for the “NEW” arrow and click on “Entries/Premiums” for all the
information you need.  There is over $119,000 in premiums offered in prize money to the winners in over 1,500 different classes.

The Whiteside County Fair accepts Visa and MasterCard for entries and ticket purchases.  You can make your entries online by following the premiums link and use your Visa or
MasterCard for payment.  All the information you need to get ready for the Whiteside County Fair is at your fingertips on our website.  You can also print the “Entry Blank” form and fill
in.  This must be delivered to Secretary’s Office the week before the fair in person or mail them to P.O. Box 88 Morrison, IL.  Copies of blank entry forms will be available at
participating banks for your convenience.  Exhibitors can then easily fill in the entry form from the information found on the website. We apologize for any inconvenience that this
might cause but we hope you understand.

Check out our website for more information about the fair at www.whitesidecountyfair.org
April 2, 2018
Whiteside County Fair Press Release
18-01

For further information, contact:
Todd Mickley, Director of Publicity
815-772-2793

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MORRISON -- The Whiteside County Fair has been very busy preparing for an impressive line-up of entertainment at this year’s fair and it is sure to please all who attend! The Fair opens on Tuesday,
August 14th and concludes after five amazing days on Saturday, August 18th.  The 148th annual fair, held at the fairgrounds in Morrison, IL, has many exciting attractions in the lineup for this year.

We would like to thank you for supporting the Whiteside County Fair! Without your continued support, the success of our fair would be very challenging to maintain. In today's world, the increased use of
technology is all around us, so again for this year the Whiteside County Fair will not be publishing a fair book Copies of blank entry forms will be available at participating banks for your convenience.
Exhibitors can then easily fill in the entry form from the information found on the website. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause but we hope you understand.

Check out our website for more information about the fair at www.whitesidecountyfair.org
KEITH ANDERSON - BIO
Singer/Songwriter Keith Anderson’s latest song “I’ll Bring The Music” sums up Anderson to a T.  That is one thing that you can always say about this academic athlete from Miami, OK, who has always
excelled at anything he has put his mind to, is he WILL bring the Music.  

Although he has co-written hits for other artists, most notably “Lost In This Moment”, the No. 1 smash for Big & Rich which garnered him a CMA and ACM Song of the Year nomination, Anderson does not
write with other artists in mind. “I think I’ll always write about what I know and feel–and typically with myself in mind. However, I write a lot and I keep the songs that are really speaking to me when I’m
recording,  and pitch everything else to other artists”, says Anderson.  Anderson also co-wrote the Grammy-nominated, “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)” for Garth Brooks and George Jones,
“The Bed” for Gretchen Wilson and “Barn Burner” for Jason Michael Carroll.

His debut CD, “Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll”, was certified Gold and garnered two Top 10 hits (accompanied by two No. 1 music videos), “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” and “Every Time I Hear
Your Name,” along with two Top 30 hits “XXL” and “Podunk”.  This success prompted music trades Billboard and Radio & Records to name him country music’s No. 1 New Male Artist of 2005 and the top
new solo country artist of the year. It wasn’t just his music that was getting attention. Anderson was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Hottest Bachelors”, and Men’s Fitness Magazine’s, “Ultimate
Country Star”.

Anderson’s sophomore CD garnered the biggest hit of his career, “I Still Miss You”, which peaked at #2 and another Top 25 hit, “Sunday Morning In America”.
Taking the lead with other gold and platinum artists, Anderson decided  to take hold of the reigns this time by launching his music his own way and letting the fans help drive his music and passion. “ “I’ll
Bring the Music” has had a huge resonance with the fans.” says Anderson. “As I tour all over the country, that is the song that gets them on their feet and is the song they are still singing as they head out
the door. It reminds me of how “Pickin’ Wildflowers moved them”.  And now Sirius XM Radio is “Dancin to the beat” as it has been added to The Highway channel 59’s program, “On The Horizon”.

One thing is for sure…..Keith Anderson will “Bring The Music” every time!