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Boy Scouts retire flag in final Montgomery County fairgrounds event

Published: Monday, April 02, 2018 @ 7:26 PM

Scouts to retire flag in final fairgrounds event.

After 165 years, Monday night marked the final event at the old Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Boy Scout Troop 47 of Brookville, one of the oldest troops in the United States, was tapped to perform the official retirement ceremony of the American flag, bringing an end to a piece of history.

Boy Scouts Troop 47 of Brookville members Tanner Marburger, left, folds an American flag while Keegan Bone, center, and Tyler Murphy salute on Monday, April 2, 2018, during the flag retirement ceremony that marked the final event at the original Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton.(JIM NOELKER / STAFF)

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The 2018 fair, from July 9-15, will be held on the fairgrounds off Infirmary Road in Jefferson Twp.

The final farewell means there only will be memories left of the old fairgrounds for Leslie Wright, who was born and raised in Dayton.

“I used to bring my grandkids down here so they can watch the horses do their routines,” Wright said.

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