Hancock County Fair adding donkey races

The Hancock County Fair is seeking participants for its first-ever donkey races.

Donkey races in five classes — fair departments, schools, safety personnel, businesses and city and county “celebrities” such as elected officials — will follow the opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. Ten jockeys will race in each class, with a championship race consisting of the top two riders from each class.

Flag City Honor Flight will benefit from the money raised by the donkey races.

There is a $10 entry fee per rider, and riders’ fans can sponsor them with additional money. The rider raising the most money for Flag City Honor Flight gets first pick of the donkeys.

Jockeys can sign up by visiting http://hancockfairgrounds.org/donkey-race/ or by calling 419-429-7344.


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