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Lisa Allmendinger on August 3rd, 2017

Attention float builders. Are you planning to participate in one of the most popular events during the 80th Annual Chelsea Community Fair on Aug. 26? If so, don’t forget to register your creative float with the Chelsea Area Fire Authority so it can compete for cash prizes. The top four floats in the adult and […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 2nd, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Chuck Armstrong for the information in this story.) The Chelsea Lions Club is looking for dunk tank sitters for their fundraising booth at the Chelsea Community Fair from Aug. 22-26. The dunk tank has been part of the fair for at least 35 years and the club was chartered […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 18th, 2017

It’s still a few months away but with the temperatures rising, there’s no better time to remind folks that tick-tock, tick-tock the greatest event in Chelsea is fast approaching. OK, so I admit my bias toward this event, but when it comes to the community reconnecting, nothing tops the Chelsea Community Fair, which will take […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin Eileen Katakowski has been involved with the Chelsea Community Fair for 10 years, including her role as a fair superintendent. Now she is retiring to babysit her granddaughters, who live in California. But she promises that she will return to the fair. “We have had a great bunch of people to work […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 2nd, 2016

(Publisher’s note: I tried. Really I did. But not everyone who was at the meeting can be seen in this photo. I’m so sorry to those who were hidden from sight in this photo.) Earlier this week, Rick Boham, president of the Chelsea Community Fair Board and Jeanne Trinkle, fair board treasurer, attended the Chelsea […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2016

During the last couple of months, readers may have noticed that I wasn’t at some meetings, missed some stories, and wasn’t publishing as much information on Chelsea Update as I normally do. I responded to folks personally who inquired about what was going on, but thought I should explain what happened to everyone. I was […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 11th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Rich Kinsey for the fair photos at night above.) (Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the Run for the Rolls photos above.) (Please enjoy some of the photos I took inside the green barn during fair.) (Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for braving […]

Continue reading about A look back: unseen photos from the 2016 Chelsea Community Fair

By the time you read this, the last of the hay and straw will be swept out of the livestock barns. The rides will have headed to their next location. The Merchant Barn will no longer be filled with merchants and the last of the premium checks have been handed out. In other words, the […]

Continue reading about Publisher’s column: Chelsea Community Fair, all over (but the clean-up) until next year

In the last youth competition of the 79th Chelsea Community Fair, Rachel Rabideau of Dexter and Mason Trinkle of Chelsea were the top two finishers in the sweepstakes showmanship competition held Saturday night in the multipurpose building. Rabideau, 15, was the senior showmanship winner in chickens and Trinkle, 15, was the winner of the senior […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 28th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the photos in this slideshow.)

Continue reading about 2016 Chelsea Community Fair: draft horse pull in photos by Burrill Strong